A GENERAL REQUIREMENTS :
1 The vehicle placarding and documentation shall at all times be an accurate reflection of the Dangerous Goods being transported.
2 The full placard , including the 10 mm black border shall be clearly visible from the roadside , whether directly fixed on the vehicle , or supported by means of a permanently fixed frame. The placard shall be clean , legible and not defaced at all times.
3 Three regular-size Dangerous Goods placards shall be affixed to each cargo containment area of a Rigid vehicle , Semi-trailer , Trailer , one at the rear and one on either side of the vehicle , so as to be clearly visible from the roadside. Vehicles with GVM less than 3500 kgs may be fitted with the reduced size placards, where space does not allow the fitting of a regular size placard.
4 A regular sized Danger Warning Diamond shall be so affixed to the front of a vehicle or a truck tractor as to be clearly visible from the front. Vehicles with a GVM less than 3500 kg may be fitted with a reduced-size Danger Warning Diamond where space does not allow the fitting of a regular size Danger Warning Diamond.
5 Dangerous goods that are transported at a temperature in excess of 100 Degrees Celcius ( in the case of liquids ) or 240 Degres Celcius ( in the case of solids ) shall have three Elevated Temperature warning triangles attached to the cargo unit , one on either side and one on the rear of the unit , so as to be clearly visible from the roadside
6 Vehicles shall , in the Designated Space , carry the following documents :
A Transport emergency card for each Dangerous Goods item
B One or more Dangerous Goods Declarations to cover all the goods that comprise the load
C Confirmation of Classified Waste , if applicable
D Container packing certificate , if applicable
E A nominally empty packing certificate ( see SANS 10406 ) if applicable
B ROAD TANKERS AND BULK CARRIERS :
In the case of road tankers and bulk carriers , the placards , dangerous goods declaration(s) and transport emergency card(s) shall be retained until the vehicle has been certified clean.
C PACKAGED GOODS & INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINERS ( IBC ) :
In the case of packaged goods and IBC's all the placards shall be removed from the sides and rear of the vehicle and the documents shall be removed from the designated area immediately after all the goods have been off-loaded , provided no spillage has occurred.
If spillage occurred during the transport operation , the placards , DGD(s) and transport emergency card(s) shall be retained after the goods have been off-loaded , until the vehicle has been cleaned and certified as such.
D FREIGHT CONTAINERS :
Vehicles that transport freight containers that are placarded in accordance with this part of SANS 10232 require only a Danger Warning Diamond in addition to the required documentation in the Designated Space.
Freight containers that are being transported by road as part of a journey that includes movement by sea freight or across borders , shall carry split placards that consist of the appropriate hazard class and subsidiary risk diamonds and goods identification rectangle affixed to either side and each end of the container so that they are clearly visible from both the rear and the roadside during transport and also meet the requirements of the IMDG regulations.
Freight containers not intended to be carried as sea freight or across borders shall carry the normal dangerous goods placards on either side and each end so that they are clearly visible from both the rear and the roadside during transport.
E MIXED LOADS ( Previously called MULTILOAD ) :
Vehicles that carry goods of more than one hazard class shall bear the words " MIXED LOAD " in the goods identification zone and the mixed load hazard class diamond in the hazard class diamond zone of the placard.
Vehicles that carry goods of a single Hazard class and of the same ERG shall bear the UN No of the most hazard substance in the goods identification zone , and the hazard class diamond relevant to it in the hazard class diamond zone of the placard. Mixed loads of this type shall be placarded as for a single load.
Vehicles that carry goods of a single hazard class but of different ERGs shall bear the words MIXED LOAD in the goods identification zone and the relevant hazard class diamond in the hazard class diamond zone of the placard.
|F WASTE PRODUCTS CLASSIFIED AS DANGEROUS GOODS :|
Vehicles that transport waste products classified as dangerous goods shall comply with the placard requirements previously mentioned.
The word " WASTE " shall be added above the UN No. in the goods identification zone of the dangerous goods placard.
A container used for the transport of dangerous goods that has not been cleaned and is not accompanied by a nominally empty packaging certificate ( see SANS 10406 ) shall be classified as a dangerous goods Waste product.
Empty triple rinsed pesticide containers that have been rendered unserviceable shall be classified as non - hazardous.
G TRANSPORT OF PETROLEUM-BASED PRODUCTS :
The following petroleum-based products :
Diesel ( UN1202 ) , Petrol ( UN1203 ) , Kerosene ( UN1223 ) , Aviation fuel ( UN1863 ) may be placarded with the generic UN Number 1203 , either singly or as a Mixed Load.
Note : It is recommended that a tank vehicle , which is dedicated to any of these products , uses the appropriate UN Number for the product on the placard.
When transporting petroleum-based products , the transport emergency card(s) shall reflect the actual substance(s) on the vehicle.
H TRANSPORT OF GASES :
When transporting a single gas , the relevant placard and transport emergency card shall apply .Mixed loads of gases may be transported under the following 5 group transport emergency cards :
1 Compressed gases , oxidizing.
2 Compressed gases , toxic.
3 Compressed gases , flammable.
4 Compressed gases ( except Compressed Air ) , asphyxiant.
5 Liquefied gas , flammable.
TYPES OF PLACARDING :
1 Dangerous Goods Placard - Road vehicles.
2 Danger Warning Diamond - Road vehicles.
3 Split Placarding - IMDG Containers.
ROAD VEHICLE PLACARDING ZONE EXPLANATION
THE GOODS IDENTIFICATION ZONE :
1 Shall indicate the four digit UN No. of the dangerous goods being transported. When waste is transported , the word " WASTE " shall be added above the UN No.
2 In the case of a mixed load the words " MIXED LOAD " shall appear in the goods identification zone , with the two words " MIXED " & " LOAD " one above the other in the zone.
3 The goods identification zone within the black border shall be of width 290 mm and height of 130 mm , and shall be Orange.
4 The UN No and the words " MIXED LOAD " and " WASTE " shall be black.
5 The characters of the UN No shall be of height 100 mm. In the case of a single load of waste the word WASTE and the characters of the UN No shall be of height 50 mm. In the case of a mixed load the words MIXED LOAD shall be of height 50 mm and the two words MIXED and LOAD shall be on separate lines inside the zone.
OPERATOR TELEPHONIC ADVICE NUMBER ZONE :
1 The Operator telephonic advice number zone shall contain one or two telephone numbers , one of which shall be a landline , preceded by the Area code.
2 This landline shall be available on a 24 hour basis , and shall be the number of the Operator at the premises from which the business is conducted.
3 It shall be possible to obtain details about the cargo and the route of the vehicle at this number.
4 The Operator telephonic advice number zone shall be of width 290 mm and of height 115 mm , and shall be Orange.
5 The characters of the telephone number(s) shall be of height 50 mm and shall be black.
SPECIALIST TELEPHONIC ADVICE NUMBER ZONE :
1 The Specialist telephonic advice number zone shall contain one or two telephone numbers , one of which shall be a landline , preceded by the Area code.
2 This landline shall be available on a 24 hour basis , and shall be the number of a party that can supply specialist advice on the hazards associated with the cargo.
3 The Operator telephonic advice number zone shall be of width 290 mm and of height 115 mm , and shall be Orange.
4 The characters of the telephone number(s) shall be of height 50 mm and shall be black.
THE HAZARD CLASS DIAMOND ZONE :
1 It shall display the hazard class diamond appropriate to the hazard associated with the goods in terms of SANS 10228.
2 Where subsidiary risks are identified in terms of SANS 10228 , the subsidiary risk diamonds shall be attached to the sides of the hazard class warning diamond.
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