Radiation protection programme
The carriage of radioactive material shall be subject to a Radiation protection programme which shall
consist of systematic arrangements aimed at providing adequate consideration of radiation protection
Doses to persons shall be below the relevant dose limits. Protection and safety shall be optimized in
order that the magnitude of individual doses, the number of persons exposed and the likelihood of
incurring exposure shall be kept as low as reasonably achievable, economic and social factors being
taken into account within the restriction that the doses to individuals be subject to dose constraints. A
structured and systematic approach shall be adopted and shall include consideration of the interfaces
between carriage and other activities.
The nature and extent of the measures to be employed in the programme shall be related to the
magnitude and likelihood of radiation exposures. The programme shall incorporate the requirements
in 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 7.5.11 CV33 (1.1). Programme documents shall be available, on
request, for inspection by the relevant competent authority.
For occupational exposures arising from transport activities, where it is assessed that the effective
(a) Is likely to be between 1 mSv and 6 mSv in a year, a dose assessment programme via work
place monitoring or individual monitoring shall be conducted; or
(b) Is likely to exceed 6 mSv in a year, individual monitoring shall be conducted.
When individual monitoring or work place monitoring is conducted, appropriate records shall be kept.
NOTE: For occupational exposures arising from transport activities, where it is assessed that the
effective dose is most unlikely to exceed 1 mSv in a year, no special work patterns, detailed
monitoring, dose assessment programmes or individual record keeping need be required.
Workers (see 7.5.11, CV33 Note 3) shall be appropriately trained in radiation protection including the
precautions to be observed in order to restrict their occupational exposure and the exposure of other
persons who might be affected by their actions.
A management system based on international, national or other standards acceptable to the competent
authority shall be established and implemented for all activities within the scope of ADR, as identified
in 220.127.116.11, to ensure compliance with the relevant provisions of ADR. Certification that the design
specification has been fully implemented shall be available to the competent authority. The
manufacturer, consignor or user shall be prepared:
(a) To provide facilities for inspection during manufacture and use; and
(b) To demonstrate compliance with ADR to the competent authority.
Where competent authority approval is required, such approval shall take into account and be
contingent upon the adequacy of the management system.
Special arrangement shall mean those provisions, approved by the competent authority, under which
consignments which do not satisfy all the requirements of ADR applicable to radioactive material may
NOTE: Special arrangement is not considered to be a temporary derogation in accordance with
Consignments for which conformity with any provision applicable to radioactive material is
impracticable shall not be transported except under special arrangement. Provided the competent
authority is satisfied that conformity with the radioactive material provisions of ADR is impracticable
and that the requisite standards of safety established by ADR have been demonstrated through
alternative means the competent authority may approve special arrangement transport operations for
single or a planned series of multiple consignments. The overall level of safety in carriage shall be at
least equivalent to that which would be provided if all the applicable requirements had been met. For
international consignments of this type, multilateral approval shall be required.
Radioactive material possessing other dangerous properties
In addition to the radioactive and fissile properties, any subsidiary risk of the contents of the package,
such as explosiveness, flammability, pyrophoricity, chemical toxicity and corrosiveness, shall also be
taken into account in the documentation, packing, labelling, marking, placarding, stowage,
segregation and carriage, in order to be in compliance with all relevant provisions for dangerous
goods of ADR.
In the event of non-compliance with any limit in ADR applicable to radiation level or contamination,
(a) The consignor, consignee, carrier and any organization involved during carriage who may be
affected, as appropriate, shall be informed of the non-compliance by:
(i) the carrier if the non-compliance is identified during carriage; or
(ii) the consignee if the non-compliance is identified at receipt;
(b) The carrier, consignor or consignee, as appropriate shall:
(i) take immediate steps to mitigate the consequences of the non-compliance;
(ii) investigate the non-compliance and its causes, circumstances and consequences;
(iii) take appropriate action to remedy the causes and circumstances that led to the noncompliance
and to prevent a recurrence of similar circumstances that led to the noncompliance;
(iv) communicate to the competent authority(ies) on the causes of the non-compliance and
on corrective or preventive actions taken or to be taken;
(c) The communication of the non-compliance to the consignor and competent authority(ies),
respectively, shall be made as soon as practicable and it shall be immediate whenever an
emergency exposure situation has developed or is developing.
CHECKS AND OTHER SUPPORT MEASURES TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Administrative controls of dangerous goods