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The European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment) Regulations 2011 to 2019 apply to the transport of dangerous goods by road in tanks, in bulk and in packages. This includes the packing, loading, filling and unloading of the dangerous goods in relation to their carriage. They apply the provisions contained in the technical Annexes to the "European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road" (ADR).

All businesses that carry significant quantities of dangerous goods by road have a legal obligation to appoint a dangerous goods safety adviser (DGSA), i.e. a competent person able to advise on the safe transport of dangerous goods nationally and internationally. The ADR Guidance for Business does not exclude this group but is primarily geared towards businesses that operate below the threshold where a DGSA is legally required and therefore may not have immediate access to a DGSA.