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NTC highlights alternative DG emergency response guide

  • Posted on Wednesday 11th, September 2019.

The National Transport Commission (NTC) this week confirmed that the Competent Authorities Panel has approved the use of the Australian Emergency Response Guide (AERG) for Dangerous Goods (DG) compliance.

Going forward, the AERG will be used as an alternative to the Initial Emergency Response Guide (HB:76) to meet the requirements of Chapter 11.2 of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail.

The AERG may be used as an optional alternative to the Initial Emergency Response Guide (HB:76) according to the NTC. Duty holders should consider which guide best suits their specific needs.

“AERG2018 is approved as emergency information satisfying the requirements of the Australian Code for the transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (ADG Code) and associated legislation," the NTC said in a statement.

"Approval number V19-03 was issued by WorkSafe Victoria and the approval was given national effect by the Competent Authorities Panel decision number CA2019/120.

“The AERG is currently available free to download in soft copy."

The NTC is also arranging the printing of the AERG and is taking preorders (email Debra Kirk of the NTC – dkirk@ntc.gov.au – by COB 30 September 2019). The AERG will reportedly be printed in A5 spiral bound format similar to the HB:76 and is expected to cost $10 per copy plus postage and handling.

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