FEATURE SESSION

Transport of Dangerous Goods – recent challenges and future advances including electronic dangerous goods

Time & Location

Wednesday: 14.00 to 15.00, Stage 3

Guest Panellist:

Douglas LeechTechnical Director - Chemical Business Association

About this Session

Transport of Dangerous Goods – recent challenges and future advances including electronic dangerous goods

Hosted by Caroline Raine, Technical Director at Ricardo with support from industry, government and trade associations

COVID introduced many challenges for the transport industry including a shortage of drivers as well as the need to consider being a paperless process. This discussion panel will discuss some of those challenges and discuss how we can move forward with technology advances to ensure that we continue to transport dangerous goods safely

Douglas Leech is the Technical Director of the Chemical Business Association based in Crewe.

He joined the association in 2003 following over twenty years in the product formulation sector in management, health & safety, quality and R & D roles.

He is a charter chemist, scientist and safety professional and holds a dangerous goods safety advisor (DGSA) qualification since 1999. In his role in CBA he involved in work within the broad topics of transport, trade controls, chemical handling, security and health and safety.

He works in the UK, Europe and internationally in the area of security being a member of DG Home standing committee of experts (SCP) on explosives, in Europe, as an industry expert in the field of misuse of chemicals.

He is a member of the UK Chemical Weapons Authority Advisory Committee, a role he has held since 2006 and annually attends the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) associates programme to education national inspectors and industry of the extensive regulations for trade in chemicals.

He has also worked with the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and Interpol to help provide an insight into industry obligations, systems and procedures to government officials and foster cooperation.