27.02.2014

Best Practice Guidelines on Safety in Chemical Logistics Supply Chain

The European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA) has published Best Practice
Guidelines 2013 for Safe Driving, Un/Loading, Rotary Valve in the Chemical
Logistics Supply Chain.

Both the transport industry and the chemical industry continuously strive to
improve the safety of their operations. Particularly ensuring safe transport of
(petro) chemical products is of key importance for both industries. Safe
transport of (petro) chemical products is considered as an integral part of the
Responsible Care initiative and continuous efforts to improve road transport
safety are made. This has led to a decrease in the number of road transport
accidents.

However, this trend has halted in the last few years, with the annual accident
statistics of individual transport companies showing signs of flat lining.
There are a number of external issues that have contributed to this, being,
increased traffic and congestion across Europe, transport volume requirements
in general, work pressure and also because of general behaviour/demographic
changes, the demands on drivers of large goods vehicles are now much more
complex and pressing than in the past.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work