Dangerous goods team

We lead on the policy for the safe and secure carriage of dangerous goods by:

  • road
  • rail

plus have oversight for:

  • sea
  • air modes

Aims

Our aims are to ensure:

  • a regulatory infrastructure designed to enhance the safe and secure transport of dangerous goods
  • regulations are proportionate and implemented in the UK in a way which helps to improve trade and economic growth

What we do

To do this we:

  • represent the UK at international meetings
  • negotiate international regulations and European directives

These negotiated regulations and directives are then incorporated into our national policy.

Between international meetings we hold public gatherings discussing proposed changes with industry experts. If you want to attend a gathering you must contact us 2 weeks before the date. Current gatherings dates are:

  • 31 October 2019: WP.15 (107th) briefing meeting & RID committee of experts SWG briefing meeting
  • 21 November 2019: UNSCOE TDG (56th) briefing meeting
  • 5 March 2020: RID/ADR/ADN Joint Meeting (March session) briefing meeting
  • 18 June 2020: UNSCOE TDG (57th) briefing meeting
  • 3 September 2020: RID/ADR/ADN Joint Meeting (September session) briefing meeting
  • 29 October 2020: WP.15 (109th) briefing meeting & RID committee of experts SWG briefing meeting
  • 19 November 2020: UNSCOE TDG (58th) briefing meeting

Contact details

DangerousGoods@dft.gov.uk