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

Regulations Governing the Conveyance of Hazardous Substances by Road Tanker

Annexures

Annexure 3 : Hazard Warning Signs

Part I : Hazard Warning Signs

 

 

Regulations 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

 

Hazard Warning Signs

 

1) The hazard warning signs that shall be used on hazard warning panels and compartment labels are set out in Part 11 of this Annexure.

 

2) The hazard warning sign to be displayed on a road tanker carrying a multi-load shall be the sign for "other hazardous substances and multi-loads of substances of different hazards" unless the hazard as ascertained from column 4 of Part I of Annexure 1 of each individual substance in the multi-load is the same, when it shall be the sign for the hazard.

 

3) Each hazard warning sign shall be in the form of a square set with its sides at an angle of 45 " to the vertical and the length of the sides shall be-
a) in the case of the signs on hazard warning panels, 200 millimetres;
b) in the case of signs on compartment labels. 95 millimetres.

 

4) Signs for hazard warning panels shall, for any part of the sign that is not black, have a border at least 5 millimetres wide.

 

5) The signs shall conform in colour to the table below sad such colours shall conform to the specifications given in Part II of Annexure 4.

 

Description of sign

Symbol

Lettering

Background

Flammable liquids

Black or white

Black or white

Red

Flammable solids

Black

Black

White with vertical red stripes

Flammable gases

Black or white

Black or white

Red

Toxic gases

Black

Black

White

Non-flammable compressed gases

Black or white

Black or white

Green

Toxic substances

Black

Black

White

Harmful substances

Black

-

White

Corrosive substances

Black

White

White upper half, black lower half

Organic peroxides

Black

Black

Yellow

Oxidising substances

Black

Black

Yellow

Substances which, when in contact with water emit flammable gases

Black or white

Black or white

Blue

Spontaneously combustible substances

Black

Black or white

White upper half, red lower half

Other hazardous substances and multi-loads of different hazards

Black

-

White