WHAT IS THE ADR LEGISLATION?
The ADR or European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road is an European agreement signed by several countries in Geneva on September 30, 1957 to regulate the transport of dangerous goods by road.
The agreement regulates the packaging, transport, documentation and other aspects of road transport of dangerous goods, including the loading, unloading and storage, whether the transport is carried out between several countries or just in one territory. An important aspect is the determination of the obligations and responsibilities of each one of the participants in the operations in order to try to avoid damages on people and things like protecting the environment.
The regulation contains a detailed list with epigraphs for most of the goods considered dangerous (coded according to a numbering established by the UN) and the regulatory requirements that apply on each case.