Transporting a chiller unit

7 November 2012

We have a chiller unit to transport by air freight. The gas involved is R134a, which seems to be a dangerous good under UN3159 . However, this number does not seem to be appropriate for carriage of the chiller unit by air as the IATA Packing Instructions are concerned with gas cylinders. The amount of gas contained in the unit is less than 10kg. What should we do?

Carrying aerosols through Eurotunnel

6 November 2012

I am proposing to take a consignment of aerosols through the Eurotunnel. Does this come under ADR? What documentation do I need to take?

Using a compromise agreement

5 November 2012

We are currently dealing with a difficult situation at school that may lead to a dismissal. Should we consider using a compromise agreement?

Tackling graffiti

5 November 2012

How can we tackle an on-going problem we have with graffiti?

How a VOSA prosecution affects your OCRS

2 November 2012

I’ve heard that changes have recently been made to the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system. Can you tell me, if one of my drivers is prosecuted by VOSA, will it affect the company’s OCRS score?

CLP labelling on packaging

24 October 2012

The new “de minimis” provisions being introduced to the transport of dangerous goods modal rules from 2013 will mean that those dangerous goods packed in accordance with them will not bear any transport-specified label or mark. Does this mean that the outer packaging (as well as intermediate and inner packagings) will need to bear any required CLP labelling?

Position of hazard text on packaging

17 October 2012

When shopping at a trade-only outlet I purchased a package of a well-known brand of non-biological fabric washing liquigel capsules. These were placed on pallets with a sales unit consisting of three primary packs (each containing 60 liquigel capsules) in an outer package.

I later found the CHIP hazard text on the base of this outer packaging (and not elsewhere on the outer packaging). Should this not have been placed in a more noticeable area?


the base was printed in bold letters with “BOTTOM — OPPOSITE SIDE UP”.