Tue 04 Nov 2014

Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail Update:

As Members may know, the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, edition 7 (ADG 7) is currently incorporated into the Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011, the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 and the Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2008.

As such, ADG 7 has been replaced by the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, edition 7.3 (ADG 7.3) and came into effect in Victoria on Thursday 30 October, 2014.

As with most incorporated documents under the Dangerous Goods Act 1985, where there are any new obligations, duty holders have six months to comply.

A link to the new code can be found here: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/transport/australia/dangerous/dg_code_7e.aspx

Further information about ADG 7.3 is available on the VWA website here.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Victoria WorkCover Authority on 1800 136 089 or via email info@vwa.vic.gov.au