Unless otherwise specified, any carriage of goods governed by ADR shall be accompanied by the
documentation prescribed in this Chapter, as appropriate.
NOTE: For the list of documentation to be carried on board transport units, see 8.1.2.
The use of electronic data processing (EDP) or electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques as an aid
to or instead of paper documentation is permitted, provided that the procedures used for the capture,
storage and processing of electronics data meet the legal requirements as regards the evidential value
and availability of data during transport in a manner at least equivalent to that of paper documentation.
When the dangerous goods transport information is given to the carrier by EDP or EDI techniques, the
consignor shall be able to give the information to the carrier as a paper document, with the
information in the sequence required by this Chapter.
Dangerous goods transport document and related information
General information required in the transport document
The transport document(s) shall contain the following information for each dangerous substance,
material or article offered for carriage:
(a) the UN number preceded by the letters "UN";
(b) the proper shipping name supplemented, when applicable (see 184.108.40.206.1) with the technical
name in brackets (see 220.127.116.11.1.1), as determined in accordance with 3.1.2;
(c) - for substances and articles of Class 1: the classification code given in Column (3b) of
Table A in Chapter 3.2.
When, in Column (5) of Table A in Chapter 3.2, label model numbers other than 1, 1.4,
1.5 and 1.6 are given, these label model numbers, in brackets, shall follow the
- for radioactive material of Class 7: the Class number: "7";
NOTE: For radioactive material with a subsidiary risk, see also special provision 172
in Chapter 3.3.
- for lithium batteries of UN numbers 3090, 3091, 3480 and 3481: the Class number "9";
- for other substances and articles: the label model numbers given in Column (5) of Table
A in Chapter 3.2 or applicable according to a special provision referred to in Column
(6). When more than one label model numbers are given, the numbers following the
first one shall be given in brackets. For substances and articles for which no label model
is given in Column (5) of Table A in Chapter 3.2, their class according to Column (3a)
shall be given instead;
(d) where assigned, the packing group for the substance which may be preceded by the letters
"PG" (e.g. "PG II"), or the initials corresponding to the words "Packing Group" in the
languages used according to 18.104.22.168.1;
NOTE: For radioactive material of Class 7 with subsidiary risks, see special provision 172 (d)
in Chapter 3.3.
(e) the number and a description of the packages when applicable. UN packaging codes may only
be used to supplement the description of the kind of package (e.g. one box (4G));
NOTE: The number, type and capacity of each inner packaging within the outer packaging of
a combination packaging is not required to be indicated.
(f) the total quantity of each item of dangerous goods bearing a different UN number, proper
shipping name or, when applicable, packing group (as a volume or as a gross mass, or as a net
mass as appropriate);
NOTE 1: In the case of intended application of 22.214.171.124, the total quantity of dangerous goods
for each transport category shall be indicated in the transport document in accordance with
NOTE 2: For dangerous goods in machinery or equipment specified in this Annex, the quantity
indicated shall be the total quantity of dangerous goods contained therein in kilograms or
litres as appropriate.
(g) the name and address of the consignor;
(h) the name and address of the consignee(s). With the agreement of the competent authorities of
the countries concerned by the carriage, when dangerous goods are carried to be delivered to
multiple consignees who cannot be identified at the start of the carriage, the words "Delivery
Sale" may be given instead;
(i) a declaration as required by the terms of any special agreement;
(k) where assigned, the tunnel restriction code given in Column (15) of Table A of Chapter 3.2, in
capitals within parenthesis. The tunnel restriction code need not be added in the transport
document where the carriage is known beforehand not to pass through a tunnel with restrictions
for carriage of dangerous goods.
The location and order in which the elements of information required appear in the transport
document is left optional, except that (a), (b), (c), (d) and (k) shall be shown in the order listed above
(i.e. (a), (b), (c), (d), (k)) with no information interspersed, except as provided in ADR.
Examples of such permitted dangerous goods descriptions are:
"UN 1098 ALLYL ALCOHOL, 6.1 (3), I, (C/D)" or
"UN 1098, ALLYL ALCOHOL, 6.1 (3), PG I, (C/D)"
The information required on a transport document shall be legible.
Although upper case is used in Chapter 3.1 and in Table A in Chapter 3.2 to indicate the elements
which shall be part of the proper shipping name, and although upper and lower case are used in this
Chapter to indicate the information required in the transport document, except for the provisions in
126.96.36.199.1 (k), the use of upper or of lower case for entering the information in the transport document
is left optional.
Special provisions for wastes
If waste containing dangerous goods (other than radioactive wastes) is being carried, the proper
shipping name shall be preceded by the word "WASTE", unless this term is part of the proper
shipping name, e.g.:
"UN 1230 WASTE METHANOL, 3 (6.1), II, (D/E)", or
"UN 1230 WASTE METHANOL, 3 (6.1), PG II, (D/E)", or
"UN 1993 WASTE FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S. (toluene and ethyl alcohol), 3, II, (D/E)", or
"UN 1993 WASTE FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S. (toluene and ethyl alcohol), 3, PG II, (D/E)".
If the provision for waste as set out in 188.8.131.52.5 is applied, the following shall be added to the
dangerous goods description required in 184.108.40.206.1 (a) to (d) and (k):
"WASTE IN ACCORDANCE WITH 220.127.116.11.5" (e.g. "UN 3264, CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC,
INORGANIC, N.O.S., 8, II, (E), WASTE IN ACCORDANCE WITH 18.104.22.168.5").
The technical name, as prescribed in Chapter 3.3, special provision 274, need not be added.
Special provisions for salvage packagings and salvage pressure receptacles
When dangerous goods are carried in a salvage packaging or salvage pressure receptacle, the words
"SALVAGE PACKAGING" or "SALVAGE PRESSURE RECEPTACLE" shall be added after
the description of the goods in the transport document.
Special provision for empty means of containment, uncleaned
For empty means of containment, uncleaned, which contain the residue of dangerous goods of classes
other than Class 7, the words "EMPTY, UNCLEANED" or "RESIDUE, LAST CONTAINED" shall
be indicated before or after the dangerous goods description specified in 22.214.171.124.1 (a) to (d) and (k).
Moreover, 126.96.36.199.1 (f) does not apply.
The special provision of 188.8.131.52.6.1 may be replaced with the provisions of 184.108.40.206.6.2.1, 220.127.116.11.6.2.2
or 18.104.22.168.6.2.3, as appropriate.