The certificate shall be prepared in the language(s) or one of the languages of the country of the
competent authority which issued the certificate. If none of these languages is English, French or
German, the title of the certificate, the title of item 8 and the titles on the back shall also be drawn up
in English, French or German.

Model for the training certificate for drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods

 

 

* Replace the text with appropriate data.
** Distinguishing sign used on vehicles in international traffic (for Parties to the 1968
Convention on Road Traffic or the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic, as notified to the Secretary
General of the United Nations in accordance with respectively article 45(4) or annex 4 of these
conventions).

Contracting Parties shall provide the UNECE secretariat with an example of the national model for any
certificate intended for issue in accordance with this section, along with examples of models for
certificates which are still valid. A Contracting Party may additionally provide explanatory notes. The
UNECE secretariat shall make the information received available to all Contracting Parties.

Training of persons other than the drivers holding a certificate in accordance with 8.2.1, involved in the carriage of dangerous goods by road

Persons whose duties concern the carriage of dangerous goods by road shall have received training in
the requirements governing the carriage of such goods appropriate to their responsibilities and duties
according to Chapter 1.3. This requirement shall apply to individuals such as personnel who are
employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor, personnel who load or unload dangerous
goods, personnel in freight forwarding or shipping agencies and drivers of vehicles other than drivers
holding a certificate in accordance with 8.2.1, involved in the carriage of dangerous goods by road.

8.3

MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS TO BE COMPLIED WITH BY THE VEHICLE CREW

Passengers

Apart from members of the vehicle crew, no passengers may be carried in transport units carrying
dangerous goods.

Use of fire-fighting appliances

Members of the vehicle crew shall know how to use the fire-fighting appliances.

Prohibition on opening packages

 
A driver or a driver's assistant may not open a package containing dangerous goods.

Portable lighting apparatus

The portable lighting apparatus used shall not exhibit any metal surface liable to produce sparks.

Prohibition on smoking

Smoking shall be prohibited during handling operations in the vicinity of vehicles and inside the
vehicles. This prohibition of smoking is also applicable to the use of electronic cigarettes and similar
devices.

Use of the parking brakes and wheel chocks

No vehicles carrying dangerous goods may be parked without the parking brakes being applied.
Trailers without braking devices shall be restrained from moving by applying at least one wheel chock
as described in 8.1.5.2.

Use of the parking brakes and wheel chocks

No vehicles carrying dangerous goods may be parked without the parking brakes being applied.
Trailers without braking devices shall be restrained from moving by applying at least one wheel chock
as described in 8.1.5.2.

Use of cables

In the case of a transport unit equipped with an anti-lock braking system, consisting of a motor vehicle
and a trailer with a maximum mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes, the connections referred to in sub-section
9.2.2.6 shall be connecting the towing vehicle and the trailer at all times during carriage.

8.4

REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE SUPERVISION OF VEHICLES

Vehicles carrying dangerous goods in the quantities shown in special provisions S1 (6) and S14 to
S24 of Chapter 8.5 for a given substance according to Column (19) of Table A of Chapter 3.2 shall be
supervised or alternatively may be parked, unsupervised, in a secure depot or secure factory premises.
If such facilities are not available, the vehicle, after having been properly secured, may be parked in
an isolated position meeting the requirements of (a), (b) or (c) below:
(a) A vehicle park supervised by an attendant who has been notified of the nature of the load and
the whereabouts of the driver;
(b) A public or private vehicle park where the vehicle is not likely to suffer damage from other
vehicles; or
(c) A suitable open space separated from the public highway and from dwellings, where the public
does not normally pass or assemble.
The parking facilities permitted in (b) shall be used only if those described in (a) are not available, and
those described in (c) may be used only if facilities described in (a) and (b) are not available.
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