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:

  • 14 June 2018: UNSCOE TDG (53rd) briefing meeting
  • 21 June 2018: WP.15 (104th) debrief meeting & RID committee of experts SWG debrief meeting
  • 19 July 2018: UNSCOE TDG (53rd) debrief meeting
  • 6 September 2018: RID/ADR/ADN Joint Meeting briefing meeting
  • 2 October 2018: RID/ADR/ADN Joint Meeting debrief meeting
  • 25 October 2018: WP.15 (105th) briefing meeting & RID committee of experts SWG briefing meeting
  • 15 November 2018: UNSCOE TDG (54th) briefing meeting
  • 13 December 2018: WP.15 (105th) debrief meeting & RID committee of experts SWG debrief meeting
  • 10 January 2019: UNSCOE TDG (54th) debrief meeting

Policies

Contact details

DangerousGoods@dft.gov.uk