10 developments in the transport of dangerous goods ADR for this 2015. Need a security adviser?

18 March 2015 | transport of dangerous goods ADR

In this article we summarize the 10 most relevant changes on the transport of dangerous goods. In Transambiental we have already put to work to cover these new challenges presented by the world of transport of waste. So if you have any questions or need a safety adviser, please contact us here !


From raw materials to transportation, many of the substances used in different organizations, especially the industrial sector, have hazardous characteristics that make them dangerous goods. The legislation lays down specific rules for loading, unloading and handling of dangerous goods, determining how the packaging and labeling is done and thereby ensure the safe transport of hazardous waste.

Proper management of dangerous goods and the correct interpretation of the legal requirements is a key element in the environmental management system. Therefore safety and prevention of occupational hazards, have a security adviser to oversee the entire process is essential. All companies transporting hazardous waste engaged in loading or unloading, transport and packaging of dangerous goods are required to appoint a safety adviser ADR. They must also submit within the first quarter of each year an annual report to the authorities report if they exceed the amounts reflected in the following table:


Very dangerous goods


More than 20 kg. / Liter

Dangerous goods


More than 333 kg. / Liter

Little dangerous goods


Over 1000 kg. / Liter


The easiest way to tell if the company is required to have a safety adviser ADR is to note that if the vehicles load, unload or transport dangerous WARE í as they go marked with an orange panel in the front and back. If the answer is yes, it is mandatory for these companies to transport hazardous waste to appoint a safety adviser. Remember, moreover, that the lack of security adviser is a very serious infringement behaving penalties of up to € 4,001.



The February 27, 2014, was published in the BOE Royal Decree 97/2014 of 14 February, by which the operations of transport of dangerous goods by road in Spanish territory are regulated. This Royal Decree repeals and replaces the previous Royal Decree 551/2006 and updates all those rules that had become obsolete since the publication. Its entry into force began March 19. We will briefly mention the 10 most significant developments:

  1. Obligations safety adviser

Safety adviser to cause low in a company must issue an annual progress report on the activities of the company during the period of the year in which a director is found in high. The data included in this report should be considered by the new security adviser in the drafting of the annual report.

  1. Obligations of undertakings

In this section we can see developments that companies must verify that their security adviser meets the requirements. You should also check that the companies we work have in turn security adviser, if such a requirement is due them.

The companies will provide safety advisers appointed all necessary information and shall assemble the necessary means to carry out its functions.

  1. Ámetros pair of individual security for the safety adviser (CSPs)

The number of companies that one security advisor can provide services is limited. This limit is set by the board and the formula that has been previously included in this article.

  1. T ECHNICAL visits to facilities

Safety advisers held at least an initial visit and every year in all establishments or facilities where activities are carried dangerous goods.

  1. EVALUATION Report of t echnical ng

As a result of required visits in the previous article, the safety advisers held at least an evaluation report by checking the degree of compliance with the requirements of the ADR for each establishment or facility where activities are carried dangerous goods.

  1. Ng inscription registry

Safety advisers must register with the General Register of Transport and Business Transportation auxiliary and complementary activities.  

  1. Ng documentation

The carrier will have the official form of written instructions for the ADR-vehicle, in a language they understand and understand the crew.

  1. Degree of filling of tanks

The charger tanks or filler be recorded in the consignment note, the maximum filling ratio corresponding to each subject and each deposit in case of a compartmentalized tank.

  1. Ng is ñalizaci

The charger tanks or filler, will ensure that the required signs (panels and labels) by the applicable regulations be placed on tanks, vehicles and containers.

  1. Food transport

Loading and transport of dangerous goods is prohibited, except those considered as food, in tanks that have contained food products, food or feed.

Also the loading and transport of food products or animal feed, except those considered as dangerous, in tanks intended for the transport of dangerous goods is prohibited, whether content or not the same, regardless of whether cleaning is performed after having contained substances dangerous.

We hope this summary with the 10 recent changes in the regulations on the transport of dangerous goods ADR has been helpful to you. You do not know where you can find a safety adviser that manages all the aforementioned issues? Contact us and we will advise you for it!

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