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Transport of dangerous goods

Transporting dangerous substances is an operation that has the potential to impact the environment and the surrounding community, which is why Dangerous goods classifies the substances as dangerous for transport via road, rail, air or sea; emphasizing the risk and necessity for licensing and regulations to abide by.

It is possible to apply for Exemptions, Approvals and Determinations under the Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008 by comprehensively completing the application forms.

Your exemption identifies a provision of the regulations under the Act that you wish to exempt. There must be details of the dangerous substances to which the exemption may apply. The exemption will specifically relate to the transport of the dangerous goods by vehicle.

Completing the application for approvals will ensure you have approval to be licenced under the Dangerous substances legislation. Ensuring the necessary steps has been completed to gain approval for certain tasks that are involved with dangerous substances such as the method of segregation and the use of a vehicle to transport the dangerous goods.

Applying for a determination creates an influence over the suspected grounds of goods that should be considered a dangerous substance. The application can enable Authority to determine dangerous goods be classified, marked or packed in accordance with the Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2008.