Transport of dangerous goods in Poland is governed by the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road or ADR.
ADR (from the French L'Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route) is an international convention on the carriage of dangerous goods and substances by road. It was drawn up in Geneva, on 30 September 1957. Poland ratified the Agreement in 1975. The ADR text consists of the main body and Annexes A and B.
Its provisions are revised in odd years, at two-year intervals. From 1 January of a given year, the revised rules are non-mandatory, i.e. the previous version of the convention may be applied, but from 1 July on, the revised rules are always mandatory. The current version of the ADR Agreement was adopted in 2015-2017.
Carriage of dangerous goods is a complex process that requires specialised knowledge. SKAT Transport handles ADR transports in line with the applicable safety regulations and standards so as to keep the risks related to the carriage of dangerous substances as low as possible, but without compromising transport efficiency. The company employs an ADR advisor who not only supervises dangerous goods transport assignments but, even more importantly, uses his expertise in support of our customers and subcontractors. Our ADR advisor was regularly directed to an expert training seminar and successfully passed the state exam before the Examination Committee appointed by the Transportation Technical Supervision Director. The advisor's qualification is valid until 2020.
Class 2 – Gases
|2.1 Flammable gases|
|2.2 Non-flammable, non-toxic gases|
|2.3 Toxic gasses|
Class 3 – Flammable liquids
Class 4.1 – Flammable solids
Class 4.2 – Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
Class 4.3 – Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
Class 5.1 – Oxidizing substances
Class 5.2 – Organic peroxides
Class 6.1 – Toxic substances
Class 6.2 – Infectious substances
Class 8 – Corrosive substances
Class 9 – Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles