IP SAFE- Tank vhcl oper Volume 2.00
New ISBN 9780852934388
Code of Practice for the development of a response plan for significant incidents involving petroleum road tankers
Old ISBN 0852934386
Date Published: July 2005
Published by: Energy Institute
Essential reading for petroleum tanker operators, distribution facility operators, safety managers and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers, the emergency services and other stakeholders, as well as all those involved in the handling of significant incidents, such as vehicle recovery and oil spill clean-up contractors.
Petroleum road tanker operators have a legal responsibility under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations and the European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) to have in place a response plan to protect their employees, the public, property and the environment in the event of accidents or incidents involving the carriage of dangerous goods.
The guidance set out in this updated Code is suitable for those with large fleets operating on a national basis or small enterprises with a few petroleum road tankers operating in a limited local area. Response plans developed using this Code should match the scale and nature of those operations and should cover foreseeable scenarios where a petroleum road tanker has been involved in a significant incident, possibly overturning and spilling product that may impact a third party, property or the environment. To assist companies in developing their own plans, the Code sets out some generic procedures. The Code should help companies to better understand, but not to take over, the roles and capabilities of the emergency services and other stakeholders in significant incidents. It may also be used as a point of reference by the emergency services and other stakeholders as it sets out good industry practice in handling significant incidents. Adoption of the Code should therefore establish a common approach across the petroleum industry to significant incident response and enable the emergency services to plan for a known level of industry assistance.