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Dangerous goods legislation: prepare for what’s ahead at FTA conference

The modal regulations for the transport of dangerous goods by land in Europe, globally and domestically by sea, and also by air, change every two years following on from changes by the United Nations. The next set of these changes will start to take effect from January 2011. The regulations and changes affect all parties to the supply chain from shipper through to carrier, to end unloader.

This year's events are designed to explore the latest changes to the law, discuss the impact they have on operators and provide guidance to deal with future legal requirements.

Key topics include:

* changes to European land transport regulations affecting road and rail
* consequential changes to British and Northern Irish domestic regulations and enforcement issues
* changes to maritime rules on transport of dangerous goods
* changes to air transport regulations on the transport of dangerous goods
* looking forward to the next two years following changes at UN level

FTA’s Chris MacRae, who will chair both events, said:

“Dangerous goods shippers and carriers face a continuous stream of legislative changes and ever growing commercial pressure. Conference delegates will have a unique opportunity to hear directly from the regulators who negotiate and enforce dangerous goods regulations, and will gain advance warning of regulation changes which will directly affect their business.”

The events will be held on Thursday 9 September in Coventry and Thursday 14 October in Warrington.

Registration for FTA members is £315 plus VAT for the first delegate and £265 plus VAT for subsequent delegates. For non-members the events cost £375 plus VAT for the first delegate and £335 plus VAT for subsequent delegates. Places can be reserved by calling FTA’s Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22, or for the full programme and online booking, go to http://www.fta.co.uk/services/conferences-and-events/2010/dangerous-goods/

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