Test report

A written test report containing at least the following particulars shall be drawn up and shall be
available to the users of the packaging:
1. Name and address of the test facility;
2. Name and address of applicant (where appropriate);
3. A unique test report identification;
4. Date of the test and of the report;
5. Manufacturer of the packaging;
6. Description of the packaging design type (e.g. dimensions, materials, closures, thickness, etc.),
including method of manufacture (e.g. blow moulding) and which may include drawing(s)
and/or photograph(s);
7. Maximum capacity;
8. Test contents;
9. Test descriptions and results;
10. The test report shall be signed with the name and status of the signatory.


The test report shall contain statements that the packaging prepared as for carriage was tested in
accordance with the appropriate requirements of this Chapter and that the use of other packaging
methods or components may render it invalid. A copy of the test report shall be available to the
competent authority.




General requirements

The package shall be so designed in relation to its mass, volume and shape that it can be easily and
safely carried. In addition, the package shall be so designed that it can be properly secured in or on the
vehicle during carriage.

The design shall be such that any lifting attachments on the package will not fail when used in the
intended manner and that, if failure of the attachments should occur, the ability of the package to meet
other requirements of this Annex would not be impaired. The design shall take account of appropriate
safety factors to cover snatch lifting.

Attachments and any other features on the outer surface of the package which could be used to lift it
shall be designed either to support its mass in accordance with the requirements of or shall be
removable or otherwise rendered incapable of being used during carriage.

As far as practicable, the packaging shall be so designed and finished that the external surfaces are
free from protruding features and can be easily decontaminated.

As far as practicable, the outer layer of the package shall be so designed as to prevent the collection
and the retention of water.

Any features added to the package at the time of carriage which are not part of the package shall not
reduce its safety.

The package shall be capable of withstanding the effects of any acceleration, vibration or vibration
resonance which may arise under routine conditions of carriage without any deterioration in the
effectiveness of the closing devices on the various receptacles or in the integrity of the package as a
whole. In particular, nuts, bolts and other securing devices shall be so designed as to prevent them
from becoming loose or being released unintentionally, even after repeated use.

The materials of the packaging and any components or structures shall be physically and chemically
compatible with each other and with the radioactive contents. Account shall be taken of their
behaviour under irradiation.

All valves through which the radioactive contents could escape shall be protected against
unauthorized operation.
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