ADR Advisor

ADR is the acronym (Accord european relatif au transport international des merchandises Dangereuses par Route) of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. The carriage of dangerous goods by road, with the exception of specific extremely dangerous goods, is allowed given that is complies with the provisions of the Agreement’s technical annexes. Correspondingly, there is an agreement concerning international carriage by rail, which refers to the RID acronym (Reglement International concernant le transport des marchandises angereuses par chemin de fer).


The annexes of ADR and RID Agreements are updated at regular intervals (usually every two years). The new editions are integrated into European Community Law as Directives. The Directives in their turn are harmonized in the national legal framework and are being implemented by the E.U. member states.


In Greece, since 7th October 2013, the 2013 ADR/RID edition is being implemented, which has been harmonized in the Greek legislation by the Common Ministerial Decision 40955/4862/2013, “adaptation of Directive’s 202/45/EU (…) provisions to Greek Legislation regarding the internal carriage of dangerous goods”.


According to the abovementioned legislation, each enterprise involved in the carriage, packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods by road or by rail should appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor, who will be responsible for the prevention of the risks inherent in the transport of dangerous goods with regard to persons, property and the environment. The Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors, following proper training and examination procedure, receive a corresponding certificate, required by law.


GEP has in its team of experts certified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors and undertakes consultancy and legislation compliance monitoring services.