Useful Links

Department for Transport (DfT)

The DfT leads the transport sector using many partners to deliver many of its services.  The department is split into several Executive Agencies including; Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) along with Non Departmental Public Bodies and other bodies including; Civil Aviation Authority and Trust Ports.

United Nations (UN)

The UN is an international organisation which aims to facilitate cooperation in international law. In order to ensure consistency between the regulatory systems of member states the UN have developed hazard communication systems for the transport and supply of dangerous goods. Copies of ADR, ADN, RID and GHS can be found here. (ADR) (GHS)

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

IATA represents and leads the airline industry, supporting many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

European Chemical Agency (ECHA)

ECHA is a European Agency responsible for the regulation of the supply hazardous goods within the EU. Soft copies of Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) and REACH are available on the website.

Chemical Industries Association (CIA)

The CIA represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses throughout the UK. Members are committed to the Responsible Care Programme. It is a powerful collective voice within the industry.

Environment Agency (EA)

The EA is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body . Its principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development.  Useful guidance on hazardous waste can be found on the website.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. Included in their remit is the enforcement of hazardous goods regulations.  Guidance documents on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and the implementation of CLP are available on the website.

Public Health England (PHE)

PHE aims to protect UK public health through the provision of support and advice. The website contains information on risk management and emergency response along with information on incident surveillance and a compendium of chemical hazards.

International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

Peer reviewed data on chemical substances providing, hazard information, physical property data and emergency response guidance.

British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals – BADGP

BADGP is a professional body. It exists to promote the safe transport of materials that present risk, by supporting the professionals who work in the business of dangerous goods.

BADGP provides a place where dangerous goods professionals may learn and share experiences, through the use of the forum and in person at seminars and training events.

In addition it gives voice to the professionals, and enables them to communicate effectively with authorities.