The shipper is also responsible for making sure the shipment has the right safety marks,
- Dangerous goods labels and markings on the container
- Placards for the truck
The responsibilities of the shipper could apply to the person who selects the trucking company, not just the person who fills out the shipping document. Believe it or not, a person or company that imports dangerous goods is also a shipper under the TDG Regulation.
The driver also attached placards to the truck, if necessary. Makes sure the dangerous goods
are loaded and secured properly and carries the shipping document with the goods. The receiver (consignee) is responsible for unloading dangerous goods safely. The person who unloads the shipment also requires training to:
- Understand the hazards shown by labels and placards
- Handle dangerous goods safely
- Know what to do in case of a spill or leak
Emergency Response Guide: When handling Dangerous Goods ensure you understand where to find the emergency Response Guide. The Emergency Response Guidebook is written for first responders such as police, firefighter and paramedics. It lists dangerous goods by shipping name and UN number. The ERG describes potential hazards and recommends emergency procedures.
Shipping document: A shipping document contains detailed information about the dangerous goods in the shipment.
Markings: The shipping name and UN number appear on each container.
Danger Placard: placard are large safety marks displayed on a vehicle to show the type of
dangerous goods. Keep in mind that a DANGER placard may also indicates a mixed load.
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