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    | Guidelines | Best practice guidelines for the cleaning of dry bulk polymer transport

    03 February 2017

    These guidelines have been developed based on the experience and knowledge of the suppliers, carriers and cleaning stations.
    For polymer materials supplied via bulk silo tank trailers, one of the major concerns is the potential cross contamination from previous products. In order to ensure the tank is clean, dry, and odour free, the cleaning program must address all of the likely and known contamination risk points.
    Whilst the tank and ancillary equipment may differ slightly in design, the principles of an effective cleaning program remain the same.

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    | Guidelines | Safety & Quality Guidelines for Unloading Polymers in Bulk

    01 September 2016

    When should these guidelines be used?
    It should be used to raise the awareness of these requirements of all members of the supply chain including suppliers, transport companies, customers and intermediate storage installations.

    These guidelines provide an overview of the safety and quality requirements for unloading of silo trucks, silo trailers, silo containers and bag-in-box containers at sites.

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    | Guidelines | Cefic Guidelines for Safe Degassing of Rail Tank Cars

    14 July 2016

    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.

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    | Guidelines | Standard Rail Tank Cars for the Carriage of Liquid Chemicals in Bulk: Requirements for Design, Construction and Testing (V2)

    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.

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    | Guidelines | Guidance Mandatory Weighing of Containers Cefic ESC CLECAT GSF

    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.

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    Guidelines for investigation of logistics incidents and identifying root causes

    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.”

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    Guidelines for the security of the transport of dangerous goods by road

    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

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    | Guidelines | Best Practice Guidelines for safe tipping of silo trucks/trailers, silo containers and bag-in-box containers | Issue 1

    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.

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    | Guidelines | Best Practice Guidelines for Safe (Un)Loading of Road Freight Vehicles

    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.

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    | Guidelines | Behaviour Based Safety
    Guidelines for training of drivers and safe driving of road freight vehicles

    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.

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