In the context of 1.4.1, the unloader shall in particular:
(a) Ascertain that the correct goods are unloaded by comparing the relevant information on the
transport document with the information on the package, container, tank, MEMU, MEGC or
(b) Before and during unloading, check whether the packagings, the tank, the vehicle or container
have been damaged to an extent which would endanger the unloading operation. If this is the
case, ascertain that unloading is not carried out until appropriate measures have been taken;
(c) Comply with all relevant requirements concerning unloading and handling;
(d) Immediately following the unloading of the tank, vehicle or container:
(i) Remove any dangerous residues which have adhered to the outside of the tank, vehicle
or container during the process of unloading; and
(ii) Ensure the closure of valves and inspection openings;
(e) Ensure that the prescribed cleaning and decontamination of the vehicles or containers is carried
(f) Ensure that the containers once completely unloaded, cleaned and decontaminated, no longer
display the placards, marks and orange-coloured plates that had been displayed in accordance
with Chapter 5.3.
If the unloader makes use of the services of other participants (cleaner, decontamination facility, etc.)
he shall take appropriate measures to ensure that the requirements of ADR have been complied with.
In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 3 of ADR, the competent authorities of the Contracting
Parties may agree directly among themselves to authorize certain transport operations in their
territories by temporary derogation from the requirements of ADR, provided that safety is not
compromised thereby. The authority which has taken the initiative with respect to the temporary
derogation shall notify such derogations to the Secretariat of the United Nations Economic
Commission for Europe which shall bring them to the attention of the Contracting Parties1.
NOTE: "Special arrangement" in accordance with 1.7.4 is not considered to be a temporary
derogation in accordance with this section.
The period of validity of the temporary derogation shall not be more than five years from the date of
its entry into force. The temporary derogation shall automatically cease as from the date of the entry
into force of a relevant amendment to ADR.
Transport operations on the basis of temporary derogations shall constitute transport operations in the
sense of ADR.
Unless otherwise provided, the substances and articles of ADR may be carried until 30 June 2017 in
accordance with the requirements of ADR applicable up to 31 December 2016.
Substances and articles of Class 1, belonging to the armed forces of a Contracting Party, that were
packaged prior to 1 January 1990 in accordance with the requirements of ADR in effect at that time
may be carried after 31 December 1989 provided the packagings maintain their integrity and are
declared in the transport document as military goods packaged prior to 1 January 1990. The other
requirements applicable as from 1 January 1990 for this class shall be complied with.
Substances and articles of Class 1 that were packaged between 1 January 1990 and 31 December 1996
in accordance with the requirements of ADR in effect at that time may be carried after 31 December
1996, provided the packagings maintain their integrity and are declared in the transport document as
goods of Class 1 packaged between 1 January 1990 and 31 December 1996.