Transport units carrying dangerous goods in accordance with 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168 shall not have expired.
Miscellaneous equipment and equipment for personal protection
Each transport unit carrying dangerous goods shall be provided with items of equipment for general
and personal protection in accordance with 22.214.171.124. The items of equipment shall be selected in
accordance with the danger label number of the goods loaded. The label numbers can be identified
through the transport document.
1 For the definition of the inflammability classes, see Standard EN 2:1992 + A1:2004 Classification of fires.
The following equipment shall be carried on board the transport unit:
- For each vehicle, a wheel chock of a size suited to the maximum mass of the vehicle and to the
diameter of the wheel;
- Two self-standing warning signs;
- Eye rinsing liquid2; and
for each member of the vehicle crew
- A warning vest (e.g. as described in the EN 471:2003 + A1:2007 standard);
- Portable lighting apparatus conforming to the provisions of 8.3.4;
- A pair of protective gloves; and
- Eye protection (e.g. protective goggles).
Additional equipment required for certain classes:
- An emergency escape mask3 for each member of the vehicle crew shall be carried on board the
transport unit for danger label numbers 2.3 or 6.1;
- A shovel4;
- A drain seal4;
- A collecting container4.
2 Not required for danger label numbers 1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.
3 For example an emergency escape mask with a combined gas/dust filter of the A1B1E1K1-P1 or A2B2E2K2-P2
type which is similar to that described in the EN 14387:2004 + A1:2008 standard.
4 Only required for solids and liquids with danger label numbers 3, 4.1, 4.3, 8 or 9.
REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF THE VEHICLE CREW
Scope and general requirements concerning the training of drivers
Drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods shall hold a certificate issued by the competent authority
stating that they have participated in a training course and passed an examination on the particular
requirements that have to be met during carriage of dangerous goods.
Drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods shall attend a basic training course. Training shall be
given in the form of a course approved by the competent authority. Its main objectives are to make
drivers aware of hazards arising in the carriage of dangerous goods and to give them basic information
indispensable for minimizing the likelihood of an incident taking place and, if it does, to enable them
to take measures which may prove necessary for their own safety and that of the public and the
environment, for limiting the effects of an incident. This training, which shall include individual
practical exercises, shall act as the basis of training for all categories of drivers covering at least the
subjects defined in 126.96.36.199.2. The competent authority may approve basic training courses limited to
specific dangerous goods or to a specific class or classes. These restricted basic training courses shall
not confer the right to attend the training courses referred to in 188.8.131.52.
Drivers of vehicles or MEMUs carrying dangerous goods in fixed tanks or demountable tanks with
a capacity exceeding 1 m3, drivers of battery-vehicles with a total capacity exceeding 1 m3 and drivers
of vehicles or MEMUs carrying dangerous goods in tank-containers, portable tanks or MEGCs with
an individual capacity exceeding 3 m3 on a transport unit, shall attend a specialization training course
for carriage in tanks covering at least the subjects defined in 184.108.40.206.3. The competent authority may
approve tank specialization training courses limited to specific dangerous goods or to a specific class
or classes. These restricted tank specialization training courses shall not confer the right to attend the
training courses referred to in 220.127.116.11.
Drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods of Class 1, other than substances and articles of Division
1.4, compatibility group S, or Class 7 shall attend specialization training courses covering at least the
subjects defined in 18.104.22.168.4 or 22.214.171.124.5, as applicable.
All training courses, practical exercises, examinations and the role of competent authorities shall
comply with the provisions of 8.2.2.