Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Tool: Guidelines for the security of the transport of dangerous goods by road

These guidelines provide a list of practical options on how a company can meet the requirements of the chapter 1.10 on Security Provisions in ADR 2015. They are the result of a cooperation between 11 industry associations, which represent a large part of manufacturing, transport, distribution and forwarding industries, involved in the transport of dangerous goods and every company involved with the transport of dangerous goods.


These Guidelines have been designed to provide as comprehensive a range of technical and operational options as possible, from which users can select their optimum mix measurements.

SMC Category Hazard identification and risk assessment, Risk prevention and reduction
Subcategories Hazard identification and chemicals risk assessment, Workplace safety assessment, Preventive measures, Protective measures
SME Activity Transportation to and from company
Resource Type Downloadable document
Author International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)
Company type Industrial users of chemicals
Year 2015

How to use it


1) Information on:

  • UN number and classification of dangerous goods
  • Quantity and respective limits
  • Type of consquence of dangerous goods


1) Classification of "high consequence dangerous goods"
2) Tecnical options for securing temporary storage areas
3) Management routines and operating practices for reducing the securtiy risk
4) Company security plan

Learning time Medium (~4h)
User expertise Basic (no scientific/engineering background required/no business management experience required)
User-friendliness Not difficult to use
Advanced tool No
Languages English