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14 July 2016
This document provides guidance on the design and construction of Rail Tank Cars and associated equipment, commonly used for the transport in bulk of chemicals (liquids and gases). It does not address the transport of solids or of products with specific requirements such as ethylene oxide and ammonia.
This guidance contains recommendations on top of what is already legally required. It replaces the previous version of the Cefic Guidelines issued in 2003.
These guidelines for the Safe Degassing of Rail Tank Cars give guidance on safety management systems, equipment, personnel and detailed procedures that should be in place at workshops carrying out degassing activities of Rail Tank Cars.
26 August 2015
On 1 July 2016 the new IMO requirement for mandatory verification by the shipper of the gross mass of sea containers prior to loading on vessels will enter into force.
According to the amended SOLAS, Chapter VI, Regulation 2, two methods to verify the gross weight of a container can be used:
1. weighing the packed container using calibrated and certified equipment; or
2. weighing all packages and cargo items, including pallets, dunnage and other securing material to be packed in the container and adding the tare weight of the container to the sum of the single weights, using a certified method approved by the competent authority of the State in which packing of the container was completed.
In order to advocate a uniform implementation of Method 2, Cefic together with CLECAT, ESC and GSF have issued a joint Industry Guidance. Discussions with national authorities to obtain support for this Industry Guidance are still ongoing.
07 July 2015
“The objective of these industry guidelines is to provide guidance on how to carry out an incident investigation, identify the root causes and the corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence. The guidelines are aimed for use by all parties in the supply chain: chemical manufacturers, transport companies, distributors, storage companies, tank cleaning stations,…. They focus on the investigation of incidents and near incidents (near misses) taking place in the off-site transport and related handling of chemical products.”
15 January 2015
These guidelines provide a list of practical options on how a company can meet the requirements of the Chapter 1.10 on Security Provisions in ADR 2015. They are the result of a cooperation between 11 industry associations, which represent a large part of manufacturing, transport, distribution and forwarding industries, involved in the transport of dangerous goods.
These Guidelines have been designed to provide as comprehensive a range of technical and operational options as possible, from which users can select their optimum mix measurements
The current guidelines replace a previous version (dating from 2010) and are in line with the Security Provisions of ADR 2015
20 November 2014
These new Cefic/ECTA guidelines offer best practice guidance regarding the safe tipping of silo trucks/trailers, silo containers and bag-in-box containers which are frequently used in European land transport of dry bulk chemicals.
The objective of these guidelines is to give guidance to companies on how to prevent accidents during unloading by tipping.
01 December 2013
These Cefic/ECTA/FECC Guidelines offer best practice guidance regarding the safety of loading and unloading operations of road freight vehicles from a technical, behavioral and organizational point of view. They replace the previous BBS Guidelines for the safe loading and unloading of road freight vehicles of March 2007.
The objective of these guidelines is to provide assistance in the prevention or elimination of unsafe conditions and situations during (un)loading operations by promoting best practice, recognizing the need for interaction between the different parties involved.
The scope of these guidelines includes the safe loading and unloading of chemical products by operators and drivers at production sites, storage terminals, warehouses and customers. They cover the loading and unloading of liquid bulk, dry bulk as well as packed goods.
13 November 2013
These guidelines are intended to outline ways and means of how to improve the safety performance of road transport companies through the application of BBS whilst also complying with the requirements of the European Directive 2003/59/EC on driver training.
31 October 2013
Risk assessment is an important tool that should be used by companies to manage the risks of their transport operations. In order to assist companies in carrying out transport risk assessments, Cefic has developed Guidance on Transport Risk Assessment for Chemical Transport Operations. This Cefic Guidance provides general advice on how the safety and environmental risks of transport operations can be assessed, taking into account already existing best practices. It should assist chemical and transport companies in identifying transport activities with high potential risks and in implementing risk mitigation measures.
13 November 2012
The risks associated with working at height require all parties involved in loading, unloading, storage, cleaning and maintenance operations to introduce safe systems of work for working at height based on risk assessment and management. These Cefic/ECTA/FECC Guidelines aim to provide best practice guidance for safe working at height in the entire chemicals supply chain.
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