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

Time & Location

Wednesday: 14.00 to 15.00, Stage 3

Session Host

Terry HarveyDGSA & Chairman National Carriage of Dangerous Goods Practitioners Forum

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

PC1320, Suffolk Constabulary

Terry has served as a Police officer with Suffolk Constabulary for 17 years, 10 of which as a roads policing officer which includes conducting roadside checks on ADR vehicles. He qualified as a DGSA in 2015 and he is a radiation protection supervisor. I have led on hazmat incidents within Suffolk, work with contingency planning to write procedure regarding hazmat and participated in large scale exercises with Sizewell Nuclear power station. Terry is part of the specialist operations department as a commercial vehicle specialist working on tachograph/drivers hours analysis, vehicle examination, plant and agricultural vehicle identification, collision scene management and a family liaison officer. I am also a CBRN officer, advanced search officer and a few other bits too.

National CDG Practitioners Forum
The CDGPF was created in 2000 by two police officers who thought that a more standardised approach to enforcing hazmat made sense. The initial meeting received the backing of ACPO, DfT & HSE, then went across the UK. This coincided with the HSE returning inspection powers back to Police forces which now include ONR in relation to Class7. The forum meets twice a year and is attended by police forces from across the UK, Government agencies and, more importantly, industry representatives.