Packaging for dangerous goods transport (UN)
ADR/RID/IMDG/IATA LEGAL DOCUMENTS
CSI works in the UN marking of Packaging for dangerous goods transport since 2002, as Homologation Body and as a Testing Laboratory.
These regulations have been defined by UN in New York in order to standardize the requirements for the transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR) or by rail (RID). The same requirements have been accepted for the transport by sea (IMGD) and by air (ICAO). The regulations have been acknowledged by the Community Directives 2008/68/EC (ADR) and 96/49/EEC (RID) and by the DPR n.134 (IMDG).
The product homologation has been delegated to the Ministries of Transport of the Countries that accept this regulation on the basis of tests carried out by authorized laboratories and of positive evaluations of the manufacturer's internal production control. The packaging for the transport of dangerous goods can be made of plastics, steel or paperboard and are so distinguished: baskets, drums, boxes, sacks, steel bottles or IBC (intermediate bulk containers). Packaging for products under pressure (steel bottles) circulating inside the European Union Countries have also to be marked according to T-PED Directive. CSI is accredited by the Luxembourg Ministry of Transport (for ADR/RID), by the Italian Ministry of Transport - Comando Generale del Corpo delle Capitanerie di Porto (for IMDG) as Inspection Body and Testing Laboratory and by International Air Transport Association (for IATA) as testing and approval facility. The homologation procedures are entirely managed by CSI that subsequently undertakes to send to Ministries the documentation. The "UN" homologation is valid worldwide.