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Instructions in writing according to ADR


Actions in the event of an accident or emergency

In the event of an accident or emergency that may occur or arise during carriage, the members of the vehicle crew shall take the following actions where safe and practicable to do so:

  • Apply the braking system, stop the engine and isolate the battery by activating the master switch where available;
  • Avoid sources of ignition, in particular, do not smoke or switch on any electrical equipment;
  • Inform the appropriate emergency services, giving as much information about the incident or accident and substances involved as possible;
  • Put on the warning vest and place the self-standing warning signs as appropriate;
  • Keep the transport documents readily available for responders on arrival;
  • Do not walk into of touch spilled substances and avoid inhalation of fumes, smoke, dusts and vapours by staying up wind;
  • Where appropriate and safe to do so, use the fire extinguishers to put out small/initial fires in the tyres, brakes and engine compartments;
  • Fires in load compartments shall not be tackled by members of the vehicle crew;
  • Where appropriate and safe to do so, use on-board equipment to prevent leakages into the aquatic environment or the sewage system and to contain spillages;
  • Move away from the vicinity of the accident of emergency, advise other persons to move away and follow the advice of the emergency services;
  • Remove any contaminated clothing and used contaminated protective equipment and dispose of it safely.