As of 1st February 2017 ADR (Accord Dangereux Routier - European regulations concerning the international transport of dangerous goods by road) regulations state that all fibrous asbestos including large and bulk size items MUST be transported in UN approved packaging.
An authorisation for the wrapping of large items was granted by Department for Transport (DfT) last year due to conflicting requirements between CAR regulations, ACOP and ADR, raising concerns over enforcement and insurance, however this authorisation was only valid until 31st January 2017.
It is now a legal requirement that all UN2212 and UN2590 fibrous asbestos must be transported in UN-tested and approved packaging.
If hauliers and asbestos removal companies do not comply with the regulations they are in affect breaking the law and potentially run the risk of not being insured for the hazardous materials they are transporting.
Windsor Waste Management (WWM) has the solution available in the form of the UN approved Hazibag, supplied exclusively by WWM and available in 3 sealable bag sizes – 200 litres, 1,000 litres (1m3) and 1500 litres (1.5m3).
200L and 1000L are ideal for smaller fibrous asbestos items, whereas the 1.5m3 bag with a length of 2.5M is ideal for longer bulky items such as pipes and duct lengths.
Tony Windsor, Managing Director WWM commented, “With this change in the regulations, businesses cannot afford to take the risk of non-compliance. Not only does the Hazibag offer a fully compliant UN approved packaging solution for fibrous asbestos, the product has been extensively tried and tested in the UK over the last few years for asbestos waste and many other types of Hazardous waste materials”.
If you are concerned about the changes in regulations or would like to talk to us about the Hazibag and how we can help to ensure you are compliant please contact your account manager or a member of the WWM team on 01708 55 99 66.
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