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

Regulations Governing the Conveyance of Hazardous Substances by Road Tanker

Chapter 2 : Labelling

4. Composition, position, maintenance and removal of hazard warning panels for single loads

 

 

1) The hazard warning panels provided in accordance with regulation 3(1) shall be three in number, one at the rear of the road tanker and one on either side of such tanker.

 

2) Each such hazard warning panel shall be--
a) weather-resistant and indelibly marked on one side only in accordance with the specification in paragraphs 1 to 3 of Part I and in Part II of Annexure 4;
b) either rigid or fixed or attached so as to become rigid;
c) in the case of a side panel, securely attached in a substantially vertical plane to the tank or to the vehicle either directly or by means of a suitable frame, with--
i) its forward edge as close as is practicable to the front of the tank; and
ii) its lower edge at least one metre from ground level;
d) in the case of a rear panel, securely attached--
i) in a substantially vertical plane to the tank or to the vehicle either directly or by means of a suitable frame or, where the construction of a vehicle is such that this is not practicable, in some other manner so as to be clearly visible; and
ii) with its lower edge at least one metre from ground level;
d) kept clean and free from obstruction, except that a rear panel may be mounted behind a ladder of light construction which does not prevent the information thereon from being easily read.

 

3) Where a road tanker has had its tank emptied and cleaned or purged so as to be free from the grouped hazardous substance or its vapour, the operator shall ensure that all hazard warning panels are either--
a) completely covered or completely removed; or
b) partly covered or partly removed so as to leave visible only the telephone number or other text required by regulation 3(2)(d).