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Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 156
Adopted 21 February 2006

Regulations Regarding Appointment of Safety Advisers (Consultants), Vocational Qualification and Activities Thereof in the Field of Transport of Dangerous Goods

Issued pursuant to
Section 50, Paragraph three of the
Carriage by Rail Law,
Section 12, Paragraph six of the
Road Transport Law and
Section 18, Paragraph seven, Clause 1 of the
Law On Regulated Professions and
the Recognition of Professional Qualification

I. General Provisions

1. These Regulations prescribe the procedures by which merchants who perform the transport of dangerous goods by road or rail, loading and unloading of dangerous goods or other activities related to such transport (consignment of dangerous goods, including empty uncleaned tanks and tank containers, preparation of transport documents, classification or packaging of dangerous goods, filling-up of tank containers or gas receptacles, provision of services of a forwarder) (hereinafter - merchants) appoint safety advisers (consultants) who are responsible for reduction of the risk characteristic to the transport of dangerous goods in relation to humans, property and the environment.

2. These Regulations shall determine the minimum requirements and the procedures for obtaining the qualification of safety adviser (consultant), as well as the duties and tasks of a safety adviser (consultant).

3. These Regulations shall not apply to:

3.1. merchants who carry dangerous goods by vehicles belonging to the National Armed Forces; and

3.2. merchants whose volume of transport does not exceed the volume of goods specified for an individual transport unit in the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Goods by Road of 30 September 1957 (ADR) (hereinafter - ADR provisions) and in Sub-paragraphs 1.1.3.6, 2.2.7.1.2, as well as Chapters 3.3 and 3.4 of Annex "Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail" (RID) (hereinafter - RID provisions) of the Berne Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail of 9 May 1980 (COTIF).

II. Appointment of Safety Adviser (Consultant)

4. A merchant shall appoint in writing one or several safety advisers (consultants) in the undertaking thereof who control the conformity with the norms of legal acts in the field of transport of dangerous goods and reduce the risk to human life, health, personal property and the environment.

5. The number of safety advisers (consultants) in the undertaking of a merchant shall be adequate for efficient performance of the duties provided for them, and qualification of a safety adviser (consultant) shall conform to the specificity of activities of the merchant. If there are several safety advisers (consultants) in the undertaking of the merchant, the duties of each safety adviser (consultant) shall be indicated in writing in order to ensure adequate co-ordination of activities thereof.

6. A merchant shall ensure safety advisers (consultants) with the information and ancillary devices necessary for the fulfilment of duties.

7. A merchant shall, within one month, submit a notification (Annex 1) regarding the appointment of a safety adviser (consultant) in the undertaking to the State limited liability company "Road Transport Administration" (hereinafter - Road Transport Administration) (if dangerous goods are carried by road transport) or to the State Railway Technical Inspectorate (if dangerous goods are carried by rail). The Road Transport Administration and the State Railway Technical Inspectorate shall establish an accounting register of safety advisers (consultants) of the respective type of transport, as well as administer and monitor the activities of safety advisers (consultants).

8. After receipt of a certificate of vocational qualification the following persons shall be entitled to perform the duties of a safety adviser (consultant):

8.1. an employee of the merchant pursuant to the employment contract; or

8.2. a person who is not an employee of the merchant, but who has entered into an agreement regarding performance of the duties of a safety adviser (consultant).

III. Duties of a Safety Adviser (Consultant)

9. A safety adviser (consultant) shall monitor and regularly verify the conformity of activities of the merchant to the regulatory enactments regulating the transport of dangerous goods. The safety adviser (consultant) shall prepare the results of verification in writing, indicating the time of verification, the name of the transactions and names of the persons who were verified.

10. A safety adviser (consultant) shall without delay inform the merchant regarding the detected violations or deficiencies which may affect the safety of the transport of dangerous goods.

11. A safety adviser (consultant) shall consult the merchant on all issues related to the transport of dangerous goods.

12. A safety adviser (consultant) shall prepare and by 1 March of the current year submit to the merchant an annual report (hereinafter - report) (Annex 2) on the activities in the transport of dangerous goods in the preceding year. Other information which, according to the opinion of the safety adviser (consultant), is important for assessment of the safety situation in the undertaking, shall also included in the report. The merchant shall submit the report to the Road Transport Administration (if the activities of the merchant are related to road transport) or to the State Railway Technical Inspectorate (if the activities of the merchant are related to transport by rail) by 1 April of the current year. An official shall keep the report for five years.

13. A safety adviser (consultant) shall provide information and prepare a report to the merchant on any accident or violation at the undertaking of the merchant, which has taken place during transport, loading or unloading of any dangerous goods and has caused threats to human health, safety, property or damage to the environment. The merchant shall submit the report upon a request to the Ministry of Transport. The referred to report shall not replace the statement or report on accidents necessary in accordance with other regulatory enactments. If the accident, which has taken place during transport, loading or unloading of dangerous goods, conforms to the criteria specified in Sub-paragraph 1.8.5 of ADR or RID provisions, the safety adviser (consultant) shall prepare and the merchant shall, within 15 days after the accident, submit the report (Annex 3) to the Road Transport Administration (if the activities of the merchant are related to road transport) or to the State Railway Technical Inspectorate (if the activities of the merchant are related to transport by rail).

14. A safety adviser (consultant) shall monitor the following procedures related to the activities of the merchant:

14.1. identification, classification and labelling of dangerous goods to be carried;

14.2. conformity with specific requirements in purchasing vehicles, tanks, packaging that conform to the goods to be transported, or ancillary devices or receptacles for other types of transport;

14.3. inspection of equipment provided for the transport, loading or unloading of dangerous goods;

14.4. organisation of training at the undertaking of the merchant for all persons related to the transport of dangerous goods (except vehicle drivers) pursuant to the duties and responsibility specified in the official instruction or description of the position in relation to the transport of dangerous goods and registration of such training;

14.5. conformity with the procedures for liquidation of environmental pollution and other consequences of any accident if it is related to the transport, loading or unloading of dangerous goods;

14.6. introduction of preventive measures in order to avoid the recurrence of accidents or serious violations;

14.7. conformity with the requirements of the regulatory enactments related to the transport of dangerous goods upon entering into contracts in relation to the transport of dangerous goods;

14.8. provision of the employees involved in the transport, loading and unloading of dangerous goods with specific instructions;

14.9. introduction of preventive measures in order to increase the safety of the transport, loading and unloading of dangerous goods and awareness of the risks characteristic thereto;

14.10. introduction of inspection procedures in order to ensure that, in transporting dangerous goods, safety equipment and documents pursuant to the requirements specified in regulatory enactments are present in the vehicle;

14.11. introduction of inspection procedures in order to ensure the loading and unloading of dangerous goods pursuant to these Regulations; and

14.12. development and introduction of a plan of protection measures in order to assure against potential terrorist activities (if it is required in Chapter 1.10 of ADR or RID provisions).

IV. Vocational Training Certificate of Safety Adviser (Consultant)

15. A respective vocational training certificate shall confirm the rights of a person to perform the duties of a safety adviser (consultant):

15.1. a vocational training certificate of a safety adviser (consultant) for the transport of dangerous goods (Annex 4) shall be issued to a person whose vocational qualification conforms to the requirements indicated in Sub-paragraph 31.5 of these Regulations; and

15.2. a restricted certificate of vocational training of a safety adviser (consultant) for the transport of dangerous goods (Annex 5) shall be issued to a person whose vocational qualification conforms to the requirements indicated in Sub-paragraphs 31.1, 31.2, 31.3 and 31.4 or Paragraph 32 of these Regulations.

16. The Ministry of Transport shall issue a vocational training certificate (hereinafter - certificate) to a person who has acquired qualification and has successfully passed an examination pursuant to the requirements of these Regulations. The Road Transport Administration shall perform administration of obtaining qualification and issuance of a certificate of a safety adviser (consultant) of the transport of dangerous goods in the field of transport of dangerous goods by road, the State Railway Technical Inspectorate - in the field of transport of dangerous goods by rail.

17. The rights of a safety adviser (consultant) to perform the following duties shall be indicated in the certificate:

17.1. transport of one or several groups of the following dangerous goods:

17.1.1. dangerous goods of all types;

17.1.2. dangerous goods of Class 1 (explosives);

17.1.3. dangerous goods of Class 2 (gases);

17.1.4. dangerous goods of Class 7 (radioactive materials);

17.1.5. dangerous goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

17.2. transport of dangerous goods by using the following transport:

17.2.1. road transport;

17.2.2. rail transport; or

17.2.3. road transport and rail transport.

18. The period of validity of a certificate shall be five years, except for the cases referred to in Paragraphs 20, 33 and 34 of these Regulations.

19. The period of validity of a certificate shall be extended by issuing a new certificate with a validity period of five years to a person if the owner of the certificate has, within 12 months before the expiration date of the certificate, completed the additional training course referred to in Paragraph 27 of this Regulation, which conforms to the qualification of the safety adviser (consultant), and has successfully passed an examination pursuant to Chapter VII of these Regulations.

20. In order to exchange or renew a certificate, the validity period of which has not expired, for a period of time that conforms to the validity period of the previously issued certificate, a person shall not be required to complete training courses and pass examinations repeatedly. The certificate shall be exchanged or renewed in accordance with the procedures specified in Chapter VIII of these Regulations, issuing to the person another certificate with a period of validity that conforms to the period of validity of the previously issued certificate.

21. If the period of validity of a certificate has expired, a person shall obtain qualification in accordance with the procedures specified in Chapter VI of this Regulation.

22. A person shall present a personal identification document prior to receipt of the certificate. Only the owner of the certificate may receive the prepared certificate.

V. Requirements for Training Courses

23. The main purpose of training shall be to provide the following knowledge to the candidates of safety advisers (consultants):

23.1. hazardousness of the transport of dangerous goods;

23.2. duties of the safety adviser (consultant); and

23.3. laws and other regulatory enactments governing the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail.

24. The basic training course shall consist of the general part and one or several special parts regarding the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail.

25. The programme of the basic training course shall be formed pursuant to the requirements specified in Chapter III and the themes referred to in Annex 6 to this Regulation.

26. The basic training course shall consist of at least 40 lessons in the general part and at least 20 lessons in the special part regarding each type of transport.

27. The programme of the basic training course shall conform to the themes of the basic training course referred to in Annex 6 to this Regulation, but in the additional training course knowledge shall be improved and information shall be provided regarding the most recent events in the field of technologies and regulatory enactments in relation to the transport of dangerous goods, as well as the candidates shall be given an opportunity to discuss practical examples and to share experiences.

28. The number of lessons in the additional training course shall be at least 50% of the number of lessons of the basic training course.

29. The duration of one lesson shall be 45 minutes. There shall not be more than eight lessons in one day.

VI. Obtaining the Qualification of Safety Adviser (Consultant)

30. A person who permanently resides in Latvia or who has the right to reside in Latvia for more than six months may obtain the qualification of safety adviser (consultant).

31. In order to obtain the qualification of safety adviser (consultant), a person according to his or her choice shall complete a respective basic training course regarding transport by road or by rail and successfully pass an examination pursuant to Sub-paragraph 45.1 of this Regulation. After passing of examination the person shall obtain:

31.1. the rights for work involving dangerous goods of Class 1. Examination shall be taken for the general part and basic part of the basic training regarding Class 1;

31.2. the rights for work involving dangerous goods of Class 2. Examination shall be taken for the general part and basic part of the basic training regarding Class 2;

31.3. the rights for work involving dangerous goods of Class 7. Examination shall be taken for the general part and basic part of the basic training regarding Class 7;

31.4. the rights for work involving dangerous goods of Class 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9. Examination shall be taken for the general part and basic part of the basic training regarding Class 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9; or

31.5. the rights for work involving dangerous goods of all classes. Examination shall be taken for the general part of the basic training and all special parts referred to in Sub-paragraphs 31.1, 31.2, 31.3 and 31.4 of these Regulations.

32. A person may obtain the qualification of safety adviser (consultant) for work involving several classes of dangerous goods referred to in Sub-paragraphs 31.1, 31.2, 31.3 and 31.4 of this Regulation by completing respective courses of basic training and successfully passing an examination for all selected parts pursuant to Sub-paragraph 45.1 of this Regulation.

33. If a person has qualification for work involving individual classes of dangerous goods, then in order to obtain qualification for work involving another class of dangerous goods referred to in Sub-paragraphs 31.1, 31.2, 31.3 and 31.4 of this Regulation, he or she shall complete the special part of the basic training regarding the selected class (classes) and successfully pass an examination only for the selected class (classes) pursuant to Sub-paragraph 45.2 of this Regulation. In such case the period of validity of the certificate shall conform to the period of validity of the previously issued certificate.

34. A person who has obtained qualification in the field of transport by road or transport by rail may obtain a qualification for the other type of transport if he or she completes a course of the respective special part of the basic training in relation to the respective type of transport and successfully passes an examination pursuant to Sub-paragraph 45.3 of this Regulation. In such case the period of validity of the certificate shall conform the period of validity of the previously issued certificate.

VII. Examination and Evaluation of Results

35. Examination shall be taken by an examination commission approved by the Minister for Transport. The commission shall consist of representatives from the Ministry of Transport, the Road Transport Administration, the State Railway Technical Inspectorate, the State Railway Administration and the Road Transport Inspectorate.

36. An educational institution shall submit to the examination commission a submission regarding examination of the trained persons. The given name, surname and personal identity number of the trained persons, as well as the parts of courses of the basic training or additional training, which the respective persons have completed, shall be indicated in the submission.

37. Upon receipt of submissions of educational institutions, the examination commission shall, within 10 working days, notify the educational institution regarding the date, time and place of examination.

38. In order to take the examination a person shall submit the following documents to the examination commission:

38.1. an application for taking the examination for obtaining of a certificate;

38.2. a copy of the personal identification document (presenting the original); and

38.3. a certificate if such has been obtained previously.

39. During the examination a candidate or a safety adviser (consultant) shall certify his or her professional knowledge and skills in performance of the duties of the safety adviser (consultant).

40. The examination shall be taken in writing.

41. Each candidate shall take examination independently, without the assistance of other persons or ancillary materials (except the official text of international contracts and the regulatory enactments of Latvia regulating the transport of dangerous goods), as well as shall not disturb other takers of the examination. Computers, mobile phones and other electronic equipment taken along shall not be used during the examination.

42. The examination shall consist of two parts:

42.1. a test with multiple choice questions (hereinafter - test); and

42.2. a case study (practical example).

43. Depending on the scale of the examination to be taken the test shall consist of 15, 20 or 40 questions. Each question shall have several multiple choice answers, from which only one shall be the correct one. The candidate shall select the answer which, in his or her opinion, is the correct one.

44. The case study shall consist of a description of a specific case and the respective questions. The candidate shall provide an answer to the given questions. The maximum number of points which may be obtained by answering the question shall be indicated for each question. The maximum number of points of the case study shall be 100 points.

45. The content and scope of the examination shall be selected pursuant to the type of transport and classes of dangerous goods completed by the candidate ensuring compliance with the following conditions:

45.1. in the case referred to in Paragraphs 31 and 32 of this Regulation the examination shall consist of a test with 40 questions and a case study;

45.2. in the case referred to in Paragraph 33 of this Regulation the examination shall consist of a test with 15 questions and a case study; and

45.3. in the case referred to in Paragraph 34 of this Regulation the examination shall consist of a test with 20 questions and a case study.

46. It shall not be disclosed to the candidate before an examination, which questions will be selected in the examination.

47. The duration of the test shall be:

47.1. 150 minutes - in taking an examination in the case referred to in Paragraphs 31 and 32 of this Regulation;

47.2. 60 minutes - in taking an examination in the case referred to in Paragraph 33 of this Regulation; or

47.3. 75 minutes - in taking an examination in the case referred to in Paragraph 34 of this Regulation.

48. The duration of the case study shall be 120 minutes.

49. A candidate who has successfully passed both parts of the examination shall obtain the certificate.

50. The test shall be deemed successfully passed if the candidate has answered correctly at least:

50.1. 32 questions of the test (obtains at least 32 points) - in the case referred to in Paragraphs 31 and 32 of this Regulation;

50.2. 12 questions of the test (obtains at least 12 points) - in the case referred to in Paragraph 33 of this Regulation; or

50.3. 16 questions of the test (obtains at least 16 points) - in the case referred to in Paragraph 34 of this Regulation.

51. In order to pass a case study task successfully, the candidate needs to obtain at least 70 points.

52. The examination commission shall take a decision regarding the results of an examination within 10 working days after taking the examination.

53. If a person has received a negative evaluation in one or both parts of an examination, the examination commission shall, within 10 working days after taking of the examination, notify the person in writing regarding refusal to issue the certificate and the possibilities of retaking the examination.

54. If a candidate has passed only one part of an examination, then, in taking an examination within six months after passing one part of the examination, the passed part need not be taken again.

55. A repeated examination shall be admissible not sooner than after 10 working days.

56. A decision of the examination commission may be contested to the Ministry of Transport. A decision of the Ministry of Transport may be appealed to the court.

VIII. Renewal of Certificate

57. The examination commission shall examine submissions regarding renewal of a lost, stolen, as well as mechanically or otherwise damaged certificate.

58. In order to renew a certificate, a person shall submit the following documents to the examination commission:

58.1. a submission regarding the loss, theft or damage of the certificate;

58.2. a statement regarding publication in the newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis [the official Gazette of the Government of Latvia], in which the certificate is announced as invalid (if the certificate has been stolen or lost);

58.3. the damaged certificate (if any); and

58.4. a copy of the personal identification document (presenting the original).

IX. Closing Provisions

59. Cabinet Regulation No. 546 of 27 December 2001, Regulations regarding Appointment of Safety Advisers (Consultants), Vocational Qualification and Activities Thereof in the Field of Transport of Dangerous Goods, is repealed.

60. The certificates issued until the date of coming into force of these Regulations shall be valid until the expiry date indicated therein.

Informative Reference to European Union Directives

These Regulations contain legal norms arising from:

1) Council Directive 96/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 June 1996 on the appointment and vocational qualification of safety advisers for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and inland waterway; and

2) Council Directive 2000/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2000 on minimum examination requirements for safety advisers for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and inland waterway.

Prime Minister A. Kalvītis

Minister for Transport A. Šlesers

 

Annex 1
Cabinet Regulation No. 156
21 February 2006

Notification regarding Appointment of a Safety Adviser (Consultant)

Merchant, institution, organisation
Registration number
Legal address
Responsible official
Telephone
Fax

1. The following activities are performed involving dangerous goods:

 

If goods are intended for transport by road

 

If goods are intended for transport by rail

1.1. Transport

 

1.2. Classification procedures

 

1.3. Packaging

 

1.4. Loading

 

1.5. Unloading

 

1.6. Filling up of tanks

 

1.7. Preparation of transport documents

 

1.8. Forwarding services

 

(mark the type of activity)

2. Location of principal activities

Address
Telephone
Fax
Safety adviser (consultant)
Certificate number
Validity period of the certificate
Certificate valid for (type of transport, classes of dangerous goods)

3. Other locations of activities or branches (if any)

Address
Telephone
Fax
Safety adviser (consultant)
Certificate number
Validity period of the certificate
Certificate valid for (type of transport, classes of dangerous goods)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Safety adviser (consultant)
Certificate number
Validity period of the certificate
Certificate valid for (type of transport, classes of dangerous goods)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Safety adviser (consultant)
Validity period of the certificate
Certificate valid for (type of transport, classes of dangerous goods)
Responsible official
 

(signature)

Safety adviser (consultant)
 

(signature)

Date of drawing up the notification

Minister for Transport A. Šlesers

 

Annex 2
Cabinet Regulation No. 156
21 February 2006

Annual Report of a Safety Adviser
on 20____

Merchant, institution, organisation
Registration number
Legal address
Responsible official
Safety adviser (consultant)
Activity related to dangerous goods
  road transport
  transport by rail  
    (mark the type of transport)

 

1. Transport of dangerous goods

1.1. The following dangerous goods are being transported:

Road transport

Transport by rail

class of dangerous goods

identification numbers of the goods

total quantity of goods (in tonnes)

class of dangerous goods

identification numbers of the goods

total quantity of goods (in tonnes)

1

   

1

   

2

   

2

   

3

   

3

   

4.1

   

4.1

   

4.2

   

4.2

   

4.3

   

4.3

   

5.1

   

5.1

   

5.2

   

5.2

   

6.1

   

6.1

   

6.2

   

6.2

   

7

   

7

   

8

   

8

   

9

   

9

   

1.2. Transport of packaging:

1.2.1. Road transport

Vehicles

In ownership

Used on a contractual basis

Number

   
1.2.1.1. Barrels
1.2.1.2. Boxes
1.2.1.3. Cans
1.2.1.4. Bags
1.2.1.5. Composite packaging
1.2.1.6. Combined packaging
1.2.1.7. Thin-wall metal packaging
1.2.1.8. Intermediate bulk containers (IBC)
1.2.1.9. Large packaging
  (mark the packaging transported)

1.2.2. Transport by rail

Wagons

In ownership

Used on a contractual basis

Number

   
1.2.2.1. Barrels
1.2.2.2. Boxes
1.2.2.3. Cans
1.2.2.4. Bags
1.2.2.5. Composite packaging
1.2.2.6. Combined packaging
1.2.2.7. Thin-wall metal packaging
1.2.2.8. Intermediate bulk containers (IBC)
1.2.2.9. Large packaging
  (mark the packaging transported)

 

1.3. Tank transport

Type and number of the means of tank transport

Road transport

Transport by rail

in ownership

used on a contractual basis

in ownership

used on a contractual basis

1.3.1. Tank vehicles        
1.3.2. Tank wagons        
1.3.3. Tank containers        
1.3.4. Removable tanks        
1.3.5. Portable tanks        
1.3.6. Battery vehicles        
1.3.7. Battery wagons        

1.4. Loading and unloading of dangerous goods is carried out by:

1.4.1. the merchant, institution, organisation
1.4.2. the following merchants, institutions, organisations:

2. Loading and unloading of dangerous goods

2.1. Loading or unloading of the following dangerous goods has been carried out:

Road transport

Transport by rail

class of dangerous goods

identification numbers of the goods

total quantity of goods (in tonnes)

class of dangerous goods

identification numbers of the goods

total quantity of goods (in tonnes)

loading

unloading

loading

unloading

1

     

1

     

2

     

2

     

3

     

3

     

4.1

     

4.1

     

4.2

     

4.2

     

4.3

     

4.3

     

5.1

     

5.1

     

5.2

     

5.2

     

6.1

     

6.1

     

6.2

     

6.2

     

7

     

7

     

8

     

8

     

9

     

9

     

2.2. Loading (filling up) or unloading (emptying) of the following means of transport has been carried out:

Means of transport

Road transport

Transport by rail

loading

unloading

loading

unloading

2.2.1. Barrels        
2.2.2. Boxes        
2.2.3. Cans        
2.2.4. Bags        
2.2.5. Composite packaging        
2.2.6. Combined packaging        
2.2.7. Thin-wall metal packaging        
2.2.8. Intermediate bulk containers (IBC)        
2.2.9. Large packaging        
2.2.10. Tank vehicles        
2.2.11. Tank wagons        
2.2.12. Tank containers        
2.2.13. Removable tanks        
2.2.14. Portable tanks        
2.2.15. Battery vehicles        
2.2.16. Battery wagons        

(mark the means of transport used)

2.3. Loading or unloading is carried out in the following locations:

No.

Address

Road transport

Transport by rail

loading

unloading

loading

unloading

1.          
2.          
3.          
4.          

(indicate the loading and unloading sites and the activities carried out therein)

Note. If loading or unloading is carried out in several sites, then the Tables of Sub-paragraphs 2.1 and 2.2 shall also be completed individually for each site of loading or unloading.

3. Dispatch procedures

The following dispatch procedures have been carried out:

3.1. Classification of dangerous goods

no

yes

classes of dangerous goods classified

3.2. Packaging of dangerous goods

no

yes

classes of dangerous goods
types of packaging used

3.3. Labelling and marking of unit loads

3.3.1. Packaging

no

yes

3.3.2. Containers and tank containers

no

yes

3.3.3. Wagons and tank wagons (in transport by rail)

no

yes

3.4. Completion of transport documents (bills of lading)

3.4.1. In road transport

no

yes

3.4.2. In transport by rail

no

yes

4. Training of staff

4.1. Road transport

Persons to be trained

Number of trained persons

During the accounting year

trained for the first time

trained repeatedly

4.1.1. Drivers      
4.1.2. Persons responsible for the organisation of transport      
4.1.3. Persons who fill in transport documents      
4.1.4. Persons responsible for carrying out loading and unloading work      
4.1.5. Persons who carry out loading and unloading      
4.1.6. Persons responsible for supervision of the technical condition of vehicles      
4.1.7. Persons with other duties (indicating the specific duties)      

4.2. Transport by rail

Persons to be trained

Number of trained persons

During the accounting year

trained for the first time

trained repeatedly

4.2.1. Locomotive drivers and their assistants      
4.2.2. Persons responsible for the sorting operations      
4.2.3. Staff carrying out sorting operations      
4.2.4. Persons responsible for supervision of the technical condition of the rolling stock      
4.2.5. Stationmasters on duty, train dispatchers, manoeuvre dispatchers, hump masters on duty and operators, train receiving employees, as well as persons with similar authorisation      
4.2.6. Persons responsible for the organisation of transport      
4.2.7. Persons completing bills of lading      
4.2.8. Persons responsible for loading and unloading work      
4.2.9. Persons responsible for the receipt and transfer of goods      
4.2.10. Persons performing loading and unloading      
4.2.11. Persons fulfilling other duties (indicating the specific duties)      

5. Accidents involving dangerous goods:

5.1. Accidents meeting the criteria of Sub-paragraph 1.8.5 of the ADR or RID provisions:

5.1.1. In road transport

no

yes

number of accidents

 

(append copies of reports)

5.1.2. In transport by rail

no

yes

number of accidents

 

(append copies of reports)

5.2. Other accidents:

5.2.1. In road transport

no

yes

number of accidents

 

(append copies of reports)

5.2.2. In transport by rail

no

yes

number of accidents

 

(append copies of reports)

 

Annual report drawn up by      
 

(signature of the safety adviser)

 

(date)

I got acquainted with the report      
 

(signature of the responsible person)

 

(date)

 

Notes of the Road Transport Inspectorate

(date of receipt)

(surname of the inspector)

(signature of the inspector)

Notes of the State Railway Technical Inspectorate

(date of receipt)

(surname of the inspector)

(signature of the inspector)

Minister for Transport A. Šlesers

 

Annex 3
Cabinet Regulation No. 156
21 February 2006

Report on Accidents during the Transport of Dangerous Goods According to Sub-paragraph 1.8.5. of the ADR/RID

Merchant, institution, organisation
Address
Name of the contact person ______________ Telephone _____________ Fax _____________

 

1. Type of transport

[ ] Transport by rail

Wagon number

______________________________________

Road transport

Registration number of the vehicle

____________________________________

 2. Date and location of accident
Year __________ Month _____________ Date ___________ Time ______________
Rail transport

Station

Sorting station

Loading/unloading/reloading site

Location/state __________________________

Open railway line

Description of the line ___________________

Kilometre ____________________________

Road transport

Populated area

Loading/unloading/reloading site

Motorway

Location/state _______________________

 3. Topography
Upgrade/downgrade

Tunnel

Bridge/thoroughfare under the bridge

Road crossing

 4. Special natural conditions
Rain

Snow

Black ice

Fog

Thunderstorm

Storm

Ambient temperature _____ °C

 5. Description of accident
Derailment/driving off the carriageway

Collision

Overturn

Fire

Explosion

Product losses

Technical defect

Additional description of the accident

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 6. Dangerous goods transported

UN number1

Class

Packaging group

Estimated quantity of product loss
(kg or l)2

Containment tool3

Material of the containment tool

Type of damage of the containment tool4

             
             
             
             
   
7. Cause of accident

Technical defect

Safety of goods

Operation reasons (for transport by rail)

Other reason

___________________________________________________________________

8. Consequences of the accident
8.1. Injuring of a person in relation to the transported dangerous goods:

Fatalities (number - ______)

Injuries (number - ______)

8.2. Product losses:

Yes

No

Unavoidable risk of product loss

8.3. Damage to the property/environment

Approximate value of damages < EUR 50 000

Approximate value of damages > EUR 50 000

8.4. Interference of authorities

Yes

Evacuation of persons for at least three hours due to the accident related to dangerous goods

Closing of public traffic roads for at least three hours due to the accident related

to dangerous goods

No

Note. If necessary, corresponding additional information may be indicated.

 1 1) For dangerous goods referenced to common (c.n.p.) names, to which 274 specific conditions are applicable, technical name shall also be indicated

2 Specify values of the criteria provided for in Sub-paragraph 1.8.5.3 of the ADR/RID for Class 7

3 Specify the corresponding number:

1 - Packaging

2 - IBC

3 - Large packaging

4 - Small container

5 - Wagon

6 - Vehicle

7 - Tank wagon

8 - Tank vehicle

9 - Battery wagon

10 - Battery vehicle

11 - Wagon with removable tank

12 - Removable tank

13 - Large container

14 - Tank container

15 - MEGC

16 - Portable tank

4 Specify the corresponding number:

1 - Product losses

2 - Fire

3 - Explosion

4 - Structural damages

Minister for Transport A. Šlesers

 

Annex 4
Cabinet Regulation No. 156
21 February 2006

(Picture of the supplemented lesser State coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia)
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA

Bīstamo kravu pārvadājumu drošības padomnieka profesionālās kvalifikācijas ar konkrētu tiesību apjomu

Restricted certificate of training as safety adviser for the transport of dangerous goods

SERTIFIKĀTS

Sertifikāta Nr.

LV

Sertifikāta izdevējvalsts atšķirības zīme
Certificate No. Distinctive sign of the Member State issuing the certificate
       
Uzvārds   Vārds
Surname   Name (s)
     
Dzimšanas datums un vieta
Date and place of birth
         
Pilsonība    
Nationality    
       
Īpašnieka paraksts    
Signature of holder    
         
Derīgs līdz    
Valid until    

Darbībai komersantu, kas nodarbojas ar bīstamo kravu pārvadājumiem vai kas saistīti ar to iekraušanu un izkraušanu, uzņēmumos.

For undertakings transporting dangerous goods and for undertakings carrying out related loading or unloading.

Autopārvadājumiem
By road
   

Dzelzceļa pārvadājumiem
By railroad
   
Izsniedza: Latvijas Republikas Satiksmes ministrija Datums
Issued by: Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia Date
       
       
  Place for seal Paraksts
    Signature

Minister for Transport A. Šlesers

 

Annex 5
Cabinet Regulation No. 156
21 February 2006

(Picture of the supplemented lesser State coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia)
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA

Bīstamo kravu pārvadājumu drošības padomnieka profesionālās kvalifikācijas ar konkrētu tiesību apjomu

Restricted certificate of training as safety adviser for the transport of dangerous goods

SERTIFIKĀTS

Sertifikāta Nr.

LV

Sertifikāta izdevējvalsts atšķirības zīme
Certificate No. Distinctive sign of the Member State issuing the certificate
       
Uzvārds Vārds
Surname Name (s)
     
Dzimšanas datums un vieta
Date and place of birth
         
Pilsonība    
Nationality    
       
Īpašnieka paraksts    
Signature of holder    
         
Derīgs līdz    
Valid until    

Darbībai komersantu, kas nodarbojas ar bīstamo kravu pārvadājumiem vai kas saistīti ar to iekraušanu un izkraušanu, uzņēmumos.

For undertakings transporting dangerous goods and for undertakings carrying out related loading or unloading.

Autopārvadājumiem Derīgs klasei(ēm)
By road Valid for class(es)
       

Dzelzceļa pārvadājumiem Derīgs klasei(ēm)
By railroad Valid for class(es)
       
Izsniedza: Latvijas Republikas Satiksmes ministrija Datums
Issued by: Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia Date
       
       
  Place for seal Paraksts
    Signature

Minister for Transport A. Šlesers

 

Annex 6
Cabinet Regulation No. 156
21 February 2006

Themes to be Included in the Programme of Basic Training Courses

I. Programme of Courses of the General Part of Basic Training

1. General preventive and safety measures:

1.1. consequences of accidents related to dangerous goods;

1.2. main causes of accidents.

2. System of regulatory enactments regulating transport of dangerous goods:

2.1. recommendations of the United Nations Organisation ("Orange Book");

2.2. European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Goods by Road (ADR);

2.3. European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Goods by Rail (RID);

2.4. Annex 2 "Provisions for Transport of Dangerous Goods" to the Agreement on International Goods Transport by Rail (SMGS);

2.5. regulatory enactments of the Republic of Latvia regulating the transport of dangerous goods;

2.6. regulatory enactments regulating the transport of dangerous goods:

2.6.1. Regulations of the European Council concerning monitoring and control in relation to the transport of waste within the European Communities, importation therein and exportation therefrom;

2.6.2. Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal of 22 March 1989.

3. General provisions regarding the transport of dangerous goods for the respective type of transport:

3.1. the classification of dangerous goods:

3.1.1. the classes of dangerous goods and the principles for their classification;

3.1.2. physical, chemical and toxicological properties of the dangerous substances and articles transported;

3.1.3. the nature of the dangerous substances and articles transported;

3.1.4. the structure of the description of substances;

3.1.5. the procedures for classifying solutions and mixtures;

3.2. general packaging requirements:

3.2.1. types of packaging, code system and marking;

3.2.2. packaging requirements and prescriptions for testing packaging;

3.2.3. the state of packaging and periodic checks;

3.2.4. provisions for the mixed packaging;

3.3. general requirements for tanks and tank containers:

3.3.1. types, code system and marking of tanks and tank containers;

3.3.2. the structure and equipment elements of tanks and tank containers;

3.3.3. periodic checks of tanks and tank containers;

3.3.4. operation and servicing of tanks and tank containers;

3.4. the types of transport and restrictions for dispatch of goods:

3.4.1. full load;

3.4.2. transport of packaging;

3.4.3. bulk transport (transport of solid substances without packaging);

3.4.4. transport in large bulk containers;

3.4.5. transport in fixed and removable tanks;

3.4.6. container transport;

3.5. hazard marking, hazard labels and placards:

3.5.1. types of hazard labels, the meaning and usage thereof;

3.5.2. types of placards, the meaning and usage thereof;

3.5.3. information on placards;

3.5.4. labelling of vehicles which transport dangerous goods in packaging;

3.5.5. labelling of vehicles which transport dangerous goods in tanks or tank containers;

3.5.6. labelling of vehicles which transport dangerous goods in bulk transport;

3.6. the necessary documentation in a vehicle in transporting dangerous goods:

3.6.1. consignment note (transport document), information to be included in the note;

3.6.2. written instructions, information to be included in written instructions;

3.6.3. conformity certificate of the vehicle:

3.6.3.1. cases when the certificate is required;

3.6.3.2. requirements for the vehicle structure;

3.6.4. driving licence of the vehicle driver, requirements for acquisition thereof;

3.6.5. copies of the documents, according to which abolition of some requirements or restrictions or derogation from such requirements in the particular transport is allowed;

3.7. requirements for the loading and unloading processes of dangerous goods:

3.7.1. prohibitions and precautionary measures in relation to the mixed loading of different dangerous goods;

3.7.2. restrictions in relation to the quantity of goods transported;

3.7.3. cleaning before loading and after unloading;

3.7.4. requirements for the loading and stowage of packaging;

3.7.5. requirements for the loading and emptying of tanks and tank containers (filling ratios);

3.7.6. requirements for the loading and unloading of dangerous goods in carrying out bulk transport;

3.8. cases when non-compliance or partial compliance with the provisions for transport of dangerous goods is allowed:

3.8.1. dangerous goods in limited quantities;

3.8.2. dangerous goods in excepted quantities;

3.8.3. other exceptions;

3.9. safety measures in order to prevent any possibility of the occurrence of accidents and the consequences caused by accidents:

3.9.1. vehicle equipment;

3.9.2. ensuring execution of written instructions and individual protective equipment of the vehicle driver;

3.9.3. supervision of the vehicle and parking of the vehicle;

3.9.4. safety provisions and restrictions in relation to the organisation of traffic;

3.9.5. action during the discharge of dangerous goods or a traffic accident;

3.10. requirements for the transboundary transport of dangerous waste.

4. Duties of the safety adviser:

4.1. drawing up of different instructions for persons who are related to the transport of dangerous goods or the loading and unloading thereof;

4.2. development of appropriate procedures for the liquidation of environmental pollution and other consequences of an accident;

4.3. development of testing procedures in order to ensure transport, loading and unloading of dangerous goods pursuant to provisions and in order to improve the safety of such processes;

4.4. reports of the safety adviser:

4.4.1. annual report;

4.4.2. report on accidents.

5. Protective measures in order to prevent the abuse of dangerous goods.

II. Programme of Courses of the Special Part of Basic Training

1. The following themes shall be included in the part regarding dangerous goods of Class 1 pursuant to the type of transport:

1.1. the classification principles of dangerous goods of Class 1;

1.2. the structure of the description of substances and articles of Class 1;

1.3. specific requirements for the packaging of substances and articles of Class 1;

1.4. mixed packaging of substances and articles of Class 1;

1.5. marking of packaging of substances and articles of Class 1;

1.6. basic provisions for the transport of substances and articles of Class 1;

1.7. labelling of vehicles transporting substances and articles of Class 1;

1.8. specific requirements for the information to be included in the consignment notes of goods of Class 1;

1.9. specific requirements for vehicles provided for the transport of goods of Class 1 and certification thereof;

1.10. specific requirements for the loading and unloading processes of goods of Class 1;

1.11. mixed loading of goods of Class 1;

1.12. excepted quantities of goods of Class 1, requirements in carrying out such transport; and

1.13. safety measures in order to prevent any possibility of the occurrence of accidents and the consequences caused by accidents in transport of goods of Class 1.

2. The following themes shall be included in the part regarding dangerous goods of Class 2 pursuant to the type of transport:

2.1. the classification principles of dangerous goods of Class 2;

2.2. the structure of the description of substances and articles of Class 2;

2.3. specific requirements for different types of receptacles of gases of Class 2;

2.4. specific requirements for tanks and tank containers;

2.5. marking and labelling of receptacles, tanks and tank containers of gases of Class 2;

2.6. regular checks of receptacles, tanks and tank containers of gases of Class 2;

2.7. basic provisions for the transport of goods of Class 2;

2.8. labelling of vehicles transporting goods of Class 2;

2.9. specific requirements for the information to be included in consignment notes of goods of Class 2;

2.10. specific requirements for vehicles provided for the transport of goods of Class 2 in tanks and tank containers and certification thereof;

2.11. specific requirements for loading and unloading processes of goods of Class 2;

2.12. mixed loading of goods of Class 2;

2.13. limited and excepted quantities of goods of Class 2, requirements in carrying out such transport; and

2.14. safety measures in order to prevent any possibility of the occurrence of accidents and the consequences caused by accidents in the transport of goods of Class 2.

3. The following themes shall be included in the part regarding dangerous goods of Class 7 pursuant to the type of transport:

3.1. the classification principles of dangerous goods of Class 7;

3.2. the structure of the description of substances and articles of Class 7;

3.3. specific requirements for different types of packaging of goods of Class 7;

3.4. specific requirements for tanks and tank containers;

3.5. marking and labelling of packaging, tanks and tank containers of Class 7;

3.6. basic provisions for the transport of goods of Class 7, transport index;

3.7. system of permits in the transport of goods of Class 7;

3.8. partitioning, stacking and storage of goods of Class 7 during the transport;

3.9. specific requirements for the loading and unloading processes of goods of Class 7;

3.10. mixed loading of goods of Class 7;

3.11. specific requirements for the information to be included in consignment notes of goods of Class 7;

3.12. labelling of vehicles transporting goods of Class 7; and

3.13. safety measures in order to prevent any possibility of the occurrence of accidents and the consequences caused by accidents in the transport of goods of Class 7.

4. The following themes shall be included in the part regarding dangerous goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9 pursuant to the type of transport:

4.1. the classification principles of dangerous goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.2. the structure of the description of substances and articles of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.3. specific requirements for different types of packaging of goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.4. the labelling of dangerous goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.5. mixed packaging of substances and articles of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.6. specific requirements for tanks and tank containers;

4.7. marking and labelling of tanks and tank containers;

4.8. periodic checks of tanks and tank containers;

4.9. basic provisions for the transport of dangerous goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.10. requirements for the transport of goods in a specific temperature mode;

4.11. labelling of vehicles transporting goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.12. specific requirements for information to be included in the consignment notes of goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.13. specific requirements for vehicles provided for the transport of goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9 in tanks and tank containers and the certification thereof;

4.14. specific requirements for the loading and unloading processes of goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.15. mixed loading of different goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9;

4.16. limited and excepted quantities of dangerous goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9, requirements in carrying out such transport; and

4.17. safety measures in order to prevent any possibility of the occurrence of accidents or the consequences caused by accidents in the transport of goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9.

Minister for Transport A. Šlesers

 


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