ADR 2013 DATABASE CEFIC TREMCARDS NOW AVAILABLE !!!!!!!!!
IF YOUR CEFIC TREMCARD HAS AN ISSUE DATE OLDER THAN 3 YEARS AS FOUND ON THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE CEFIC TREMCARDS , THEY ARE OUT OF DATE AND ILLEGAL !!
( See example below )
CONTACT US FOR UPDATED TRMCARDS AT THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESSES :
Email : email@example.com
SOUTH AFRICAN LEGISLATION REGARDING
THE TRANSPORT EMERGENCY CARD
This legislation is found in South African National Standard : SANS 10232.1 - Transportation of Dangerous Goods -
Part 1 Emergency Information Systems for Road Transport
Clause 6 Emergency information documents :
6.1 Transport Emergency card
6.1.1 Transport Emergency card(s) are intended for use by the driver of the dangerous goods vehicle , but might also be required by the emergency services in the absence of other information , or in support of available information. Any vehicle used for the transport of dangerous goods shall have a transport emergency card for each dangerous goods item in the load
6.1.2 The transport emergency card(s) shall be stored in the designated space
6.1.3 The transport emergency card shall be generated either from the CEFIC System , or in accordance with SANS 10232-4 , and shall be in English
6.1.4 The transport emergency card shall be reproduced on paper of size A4 , with a left and a right border , consisting of 10 mm wide vertical lines in red to visually match Pantone 192 or NCS 0580-Y90R
6.1.5 The transport emergency card shall be clean and legible
6.1.6 The validity of the TEMCARD shall be three years from the generation date as stated in the bottom left hand corner of the TREMCARD. ( Inserted by the CEFIC Tremcard Licence holder who must ALWAYS use the latest CEFIC Software version !!!!! )
The TREMCARD shall be an ORIGINAL , clean and legible document !!!!!
( CEFIC Tremcards are protected by International copyright and may not be copied in any format !!!!! )
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CEFIC TREMCARDS
WHAT IS A TREMCARD ?
A Tremcard is a Transport Emergency Card. It must be carried in the cab of the vehicle that is transporting dangerous goods by road. It contains instructions and information that the driver can refer to in the event of an incident involving the hazardous load
WHAT DOES A TREMCARD DO ?
It provides information on the nature of the load transported and it gives recommendations on what actions should be taken in case of an incident. Spillage of hazardous substances can have grave consequences for the people involved and the environment if the right reaction is not implemented.
The right reaction depends on the nature of each individual chemical substance or mixture and this is the reason why each substance classified as Dangerous Goods must have it's own unique tremcard , if the Emergency Response Guide ( ERG ) is different
WHY DO WE NEED A TREMCARD ?
Government reasons :
The South African government has an obligation to make roads and road transport as safe and secure as possible for all users
South Africa has committed itself to protect the Environment
Practical Reasons :
Not everone is trained to know how to react in case something goes wrong and everyone needs to be able to do something about it when it happens
The correct action depends on the nature of each substance
There are also legal and financial reasons :
The South African Department of Transport has made it compulsory to have a tremcard in the cab for each Dangerous Goods substance being transported on the vehicle
Police forces and inspectors are empowered to fine and prosecute companies who do not comply with this legislation
Insurance companies are unlikely to cover costs of such incidents if the proper documents are not carried by the vehicle
THE RISKS OF ACCIDENTS HAPPENING ARE DIFFICULT TO EVALUATE BUT THE IMPACT AND COSTS TO HUMAN LIVES AND THE ENVIRONMENT ARE NOT WORTH IT !!!!!!!!!!
CORRECTNESS AND INTEGRITY OF THE TRANSPORT EMERGENCY CARD
The transport emergency card must be created by Accredited Companies or individuals as the information contained in this document is used to assist in the correct First Aid and Fire Fighting actions as well as spill containment actions and could have a very serious impact on the Human lives involved in any incident , accident , fire or spillage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT ARE THE RISKS IF I DON'T HAVE A TREMCARD ?
Tremcards are compulsory for the transport by road of hazardous goods. Not having one therefore means that you are committing an offence and you risk receiving road traffic contravention fines such as :
- No tremcard , fine from R500.00 per substance
- Incomplete tremcard , fine from R500.00 per substance
- Incorrect Tremcard software used to produce the transport emergency card , fine of R500.00 per substance
- Obsolete and expired or non original tremcards , fine from R500.00 per substance
WHY DO WE HAVE TO USE CEFIC TREMCARDS ?
The South African Department of Transport (DoT) has an obligation of making roads and road transport safer. When considering the question of the transport of hazardous goods, the issue of having instructions in writing in case of emergency came up and the need for tremcards was recognized.
Because of this urgent need, the DoT looked for a solution that could be applied immediately and decided to adopt the Cefic tremcard as the most reliable and appropriate for the country.
SANS have created a South African template version of the transport emergency card but this has still to be approved by the Department of Transport as the responsible Regulator .
No provision has been provided for as yet to ensure accreditation of the South African version ( called TREC ) and has not as yet been approved by the Department of Transport
Until this happens , the Department of Transport has decided that only Cefic tremcards will be valid.
In order to introduce the TREC as a legal document foir use in South Africa , the Department of Transport must ammend the National Road Traffic 93 of 1996 & it's ammendments to include the reference to " TREC " as the Act specifically references a " TREMCARD " which is a copyright document held by CEFIC
WHAT DOES CEFIC MEAN ?
Cefic is the European Chemical Industry Council and the Cefic tremcard is an industry-accepted set of instructions in writing used throughout Europe. Instructions in writing are a legal requirement in the European Union and the Cefic tremcards have been used extensively since 1986. As a result it is a recognised leading standard.
You can find out more about Cefic on www.cefic.org
The NCEC (National Chemical Emergency Centre), in the UK, works closely with the council and supplies the only Tremcard software approved by Cefic. The NCEC is a world-leader in advising on chemical emergencies and remains a reference for government bodies and private companies alike for all chemical emergencies issues. You will find more information about the NCEC on www.the-ncec.com
( CEFIC Tremcards are protected by International copyright and may not be copied !!!!! )
WHAT DOES A CEFIC TREMCARD LOOK LIKE ?
( See example above )
The Department of Transport is very specific about what a tremcard should look like :
It must be a CEFIC Tremcard
It must be in English
It must be an original ( no photo copies or any other means of creation , as this infinges on CEFIC'S International Copyright
It must be readable
It must have red bands on it's left and right margins to be easily recognisable
It must be fully completed with a product name , company name , address and a telephone number to help the Emergency Responders if required
All selection sentences must be chosen ( e.g. miscible or not miscible with water , lighter or heavier than water ) to help the people involved in case of incidents
WHERE TO OBTAIN CEFIC TREMCARDS
Dangerous Goods Consultants and Trainers CC is a licensed commercial supplier of CEFIC Tremcards in South Africa
DGCTcc ( EC Logistics ) can produce CEFIC Tremcards and deliver to clients anywhere in South Africa within 24 hours
Part of the service in supplying CEFIC Tremcards will include a detailed verification of the Dangerous Goods Material Safety Data Sheet and cross referencing to SANS 10228 ( The identification and Classification of Dangerous Goods or Substances ) and the European Transportation Legislation ( ADR )
An added service provides for the Brand Name , Emergency Telephone Number and any other additional information to be printed on the CEFIC Tremcard
Cefic Tremcards are available as loose sheets of paper or laminated
Note that the CEFIC Tremcard is protected by International Copyright and my not be photocopied or reproduced in any form except by a licensed Commercial Supplier or CEFIC Licence holder