Policy Details

Motor Patrols - The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009)

Dated: 06 Jun 2013

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POLICY TITLE: Motor Patrols - The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009)

OWNING DIRECTORATE: Local Policing and Operations

AUTHOR: Chief Inspector, Motor Patrols

CONTACT DETAILS:101 Ext: 62953


AIM OF POLICY: To confirm that the Force will co-operate with the Health & Safety Executive regarding the enforcement of regulations relating to the carriage of dangerous goods by road.

BENEFIT OF POLICY: To support safety of road users via partnership working.

REASON FOR POLICY: Northumbria Police acknowledges its positive duty to protect life in accordance with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.


DESCRIPTION OF POLICY:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 allows the Chief Constable to agree to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) empowering the Force to undertake certain functions of the HSE.

Northumbria Police has agreed with the HSE that the Force will be empowered, but not obliged, to enforce The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009).

The Chief Constable has appointed officers, who have received appropriate training and work within the Collision Investigation Unit, to act as inspectors for the purposes of enforcing these regulations, in accordance with Section 19 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The agreement came into effect on 1 April 2005, and may be terminated by either side on the expiry of 3 months' written notice.


SOURCE DOCUMENT: None 

GROUPS AFFECTED: All police officers

ACCESS AND DISCLOSURE RESTRICTIONS: None

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