Required documents

The transport of dangerous goods requires the necessary documentation, specifying what the load consists of and what quantities are transported. The ADNR indicates what information must be reported.

The documentation for the transport of dangerous goods by rail needs to contain at least the following:

  • the correct transport name
  • class and sub-class (if applicable)
  • UN number, preceded by the letters UN
  • packaging group (if applicable)
  • number and type of package and total quantity of dangerous goods

Furthermore, chapter 5.4 of the ADNR stipulates a number of special requirements concerning documentation, for example written instructions and additional conditions. Special requirements are also drawn up for the following:

  • waste materials
  • heated goods
  • infectious goods
  • radioactive goods
  • limited quantities
  • salvage packaging
  • empty, unclean packaging and tanks