Transport units

A transport unit loaded with dangerous goods may in no case include more than one trailer (or

Documents to be carried on the transport unit

In addition to  the  documents required  under  other  regulations,  the  following documents shall 
carried on the transport unit:
(a)   The transport documents prescribed in 5.4.1, covering all the dangerous goods carried and,    
when appropriate, the large container or vehicle packing certificate prescribed in 5.4.2;
(b)      The instructions in writing prescribed in 5.4.3;
(c)      (Reserved);
(d) Means of identification, which include a photograph, for each member of the vehicle crew, in 
accordance with

Where the provisions of ADR require the following documents to be drawn up, they shall likewise be
carried on the transport unit:
(a) The certificate of approval referred to in 9.1.3 for each transport unit or element thereof;
(b) The driver's training certificate prescribed in 8.2.1;
(c) A copy of the competent authority approval, when required in (c) or (d) or

The instructions in writing prescribed in 5.4.3 shall be kept readily available.


Placarding and marking

Transport units carrying dangerous goods shall be placarded and marked in conformity with
Chapter 5.3.

Fire-fighting equipment

The following table shows the minimum provisions for portable fire extinguishers for the
inflammability Classes1 A, B and C that apply to transport units carrying dangerous goods except for
those referred to in






Transport unit
permissible mass
number of
total capacity
per transport
Extinguisher suitable for
engine or cab fire. At least
one with a minimum
capacity of:
requirement. At least
one extinguisher shall
have a minimum
capacity of:

 3,5 tonnes


4 kg

2 kg

2 kg

> 3,5 tonnes

 7,5 tonnes


8 kg

2 kg

6 kg

> 7,5 tonnes


12 kg

2 kg

6 kg

The capacities are for dry powder devices (or an equivalent capacity for any other suitable extinguishing


Transport units carrying dangerous goods in accordance with shall be equipped with one
portable fire extinguisher for the inflammability classes1 A, B and C, with a minimum capacity of 2 kg
dry powder (or an equivalent capacity for any other suitable extinguishing agent).

The portable fire extinguishers shall be suitable for use on a vehicle and shall comply with the
relevant requirements of EN 3 Portable fire extinguishers, Part 7 (EN 3-7:2004 + A1:2007).
If the vehicle is equipped with a fixed fire extinguisher, automatic or easily brought into action for
fighting a fire in the engine, the portable extinguisher need not be suitable for fighting a fire in the
engine. The extinguishing agents shall be such that they are not liable to release toxic gases into the
driver’s cab or under the influence of the heat of the fire.

The portable fire extinguishers conforming to the provisions of or shall be fitted with a
seal which allows verifying that they have not been used.
The fire extinguishers shall be subjected to inspections in accordance with authorized national
standards in order to guarantee their functional safety. They shall bear a mark of compliance with a
standard recognized by a competent authority and a mark indicating the date (month, year) of the next
inspection or of the maximum permissible period of use, as applicable.

The fire extinguishers shall be installed on the transport units in a way that they are easily accessible
to the vehicle crew. The installation shall be carried out in such a way that the fire extinguishers shall
be protected against effects of the weather so that their operational safety is not affected. During
carriage, the date required in shall not have expired.

Miscellaneous equipment and equipment for personal protection

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