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Dangerous goods

If your vehicles carry dangerous items you need to register with the Environment Agency.

For this purpose, dangerous items include: toxic gases; butane gas; propane gas; explosives; fireworks; other flammable items; strong acids; and radioactive materials.

You must register if you carry more than certain prescribed quantities of these items and if you fail to register you could face a fine.

If you are registered, your vehicles must display the relevant orange sticker or stickers listing the nature of the danger.

The regulations require you to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser. This is a person who has passed an approved course of instruction. You need not employ them, they can be a consultant.

Further information is available from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Source: Managing Your Company Cars; Colin Tourick

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