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Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973)

Regulations Governing the Conveyance of Hazardous Substances by Road Tanker

Chapter 3 : General

10. Duties of a carrier

 

 

1) In each case before a carrier undertakes the conveyance by road of any grouped hazardous substance by means of a road tanker under his control he shall ensure--
a) that the appropriate hazard warning panels and compartment labels are attached to such road tanker in accordance with these regulations;
b) that the contemplated driver of such road tanker--
i) is in possession of a driver's licence or other document, as the case may be, issued in terms of any law applicable to the authorising of a driver to drive a road tanker on a road;
ii)
aa) has, during the preceding 12 months, been examined by a medical practitioner;
bb) has, apart from such examination, been examined by a medical practitioner directly after recovering from any illness or if the carrier has reason to believe that such driver is not fit to drive such vehicle, and that such driver has been furnished by a medical practitioner with a medical certificate in the form of Part II of Annexure 5 in respect of such examination;
iii) is aware of and has access to information supplied by the consignor of such grouped hazardous substance, pertaining to these regulations and to aspects concerning the safe handling of the specific grouped hazardous substance or substances being conveyed;
c) that a scale card has been handed over to the contemplated driver of such road tanker and that such driver is aware of his statutory duties, pertaining to such card in terms of these regulations;
d) that no person drives such road tanker if the carrier has reason to believe that such person is not fit to drive a vehicle.

 

2) A carrier shall report in the form of Annexure 6 the particulars required thereon to the Director-General of Transport within 30 days from the date on which an accident in which a road tanker under his control was involved and in which any spillage, seepage or emission of gases/fumes or any injury to any person occurred.