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Linguistic versions of ADR and Instructions in writing for emergency situations with dangerous goods

As an aid during an accident emergency situation during carriage of dangerous goods, instructions in writing in the form specified in the ADR shall be carried in the vehicle crew’s cab and shall be readily available.

These written instructions shall be provided by the carrier to the vehicle crew in language(s) that each member can read and understand before the commencement of the journey. The carrier shall ensure that each member of the vehicle crew concerned understands and is capable of carrying out the instructions properly.

Before the start of the journey, the members of the vehicle crew shall inform themselves of the dangerous goods loaded and consult the instructions in writing for details on actions to be taken in the event of an accident or emergency.

The instructions in writing shall correspond to the following four page model as regards its form and contents.

As regards the German versions of the instructions in writing, the Governments of Austria, Germany and Switzerland notified that variations in spelling or terminology confirmed by usage in certain German-speaking countries or region are acceptable and do not affect the validity of the instructions in writing provided they may be understood by the members of the vehicle crew.