SKAT Transport provides international transport services for dangerous goods, which can be defined as follows: "Dangerous goods" means those substances and articles the carriage of which is prohibited by ADR, or authorised only under the conditions prescribed therein.
Specific provisions for various modes of transport are issued by the UN or relevant organisations dealing with safety issues. Road transport is regulated by L'Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route, or European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road drawn up in Geneva on 30 September 1957. It was introduced to the Polish legal system by way of the Act of 28 October 2002 on Road Transport of Dangerous Goods (J. of Laws of 2002 No 199, item 1671, as amended)
At the moment, SKAT Transport's special-purpose ADR equipment and qualified drivers allow for the carriage of the following 11 classes of dangerous goods (out of the existing 13).
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
Class6.1 – Toxic substances
Class 6.2 – Infectious substances
Class 8 – Corrosive substances
Class 9 – Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
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.