We are often asked to clarify the required ADR Signage and Equipment required for the Carriage of Fuel. This blog post helps to clarify the key information on this subject.

Choosing the correct ADR Signage & Equipment for the safe Carriage of Fuel

We are often asked regarding the Carriage of Fuel and which ADR Signage and equipment are required.

The first important point is to establish the fuel is that you are carrying, which should fall under one of the following UN codes:

  • UN1203 Motor Spirit or gasoline or petrol
  • UN1202 Gas Oil, diesel fuel or heating oil
  • UN1223 Kerosene

We then need to establish the volume you are carrying.

Carriage of Fuel: Up to 1000 litres of diesel (UN 1202) or kerosene (UN1223):

This is assigned to Transport Category 3 in ADR, which permits carriage of up to 1,000 litres in UN-approved packages per transport unit (a motor vehicle with or without an attached trailer) without most of the CDG 2009 applying (see sub-section of ADR).

What is required:

Compliance with the packaging requirements (see ADR part 4). Diesel must be carried in a suitable UN approved packaging; for example, within UN approved Jerricans or Drums (ADR 6.1)

The vehicle will need to be equipped with at least one portable fire extinguisher with a capacity of at least 2kg of dry powder (or an equivalent capacity for other suitable extinguishing agents) (ADR

The driver will be required to undertake the basic training set out in chapter 1.3 of ADR

Carriage of Fuel: More than the 1,000 litres:

What is required:

The requirements of CDG 2009 and ADR apply in full. Therefore the driver needs to be ADR trained, ADR kit needs to be carried DK0030 Class 3 ADR kit which will cover all your safety equipment and spill kit. In addition to this you need an orange ADR sign on the front of the vehicle and a ADR sign showing the UN code product displayed which meets the 15 miniute fire engulfment regulations. These are to displayed on both sides and the back of the vehicle. Aslo dry powder fire extinguishers are to be carried according to the size of the vehicle.

Carriage of Fuel: Petrol (UN 1203)

What is required:

Petrol (UN 1203) is more readily flammable than diesel. The ADR provisions for petrol are different from those of diesel, including a lower load threshold of 333 litres to qualify for exemptions from the CDG 2009 regulations and ADR (ADR If more than 333 litres are being carried then the regulations apply in full.

Hazchem help to ensure the safe Carriage of Fuel by ensure you have access to the required signage and equipment. You can always call our friendly helpline on 01280 841400 to speak to a Technical Advisor for further information. For ADR Training, you can find industry leaders including NOVADATA in the UK or in Ireland.

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Combination 1- Petrol

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Combination 1- Diesel/Gas Oil

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Combination 1- Kerosene

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Combination 1- Petroleum Distillates or Petroleum Product

Although it is not strictly our responsibility to tell you what PPE is best, we have had over 40 years of experience when it comes to PPE for drivers and operators in the Gas Industry. So we have come up with some recommendations below for both ladies and men working in this industry.

We know that refineries/terminals are becoming more stringent on the correct PPE being worn when loading gas, so it is important you have suitable PPE.

To discuss further with us please call 01280 841400 or email .

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