Measures in case of accident

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In the event of an accident or emergency that may occur during transport, crew members must take the following actions where it is safe and practicable to:


  • activate the braking system, stop the engine and disconnect the battery by turning off the battery, if any;
  • Avoid sources of ignition, in particular, do not smoke or switch on any electrical equipment;
  • inform the emergency services, giving as much information as possible about the accident and substances involved;
  • Put on the warning vest and place in an appropriate self-standing warning signs;
  • keep at hand the transport documents to make them available to emergency response teams;
  • do not touch or walk on spilled substances and avoid staying up, inhalation of fumes, dust and vapors;
  • Where appropriate and without danger, use the fire extinguishers to extinguish the fires in tires, brakes and engine compartment;
  • not address the Fires in load;
  • Where appropriate and without danger, use the on-board equipment to prevent leakages into the aquatic environment or the sewage system and to contain spillages;
  • away from the scene of the accident, advise other persons to move away and follow the directions of emergency services;
  • Remove any contaminated clothing and used contaminated protective equipment and dispose of it safely