The European code for the transport of dangerous goods by road ADR has always forced to immobilize the load during transport, but has been in this latest version of the year 2013 where it has regulated exactly the degree of immobilization basically depending on the friction coefficient between the load and the floor of the transport unit, the height of the commodity and its weight
Paragraph 188.8.131.52 of the ADR 2013 code states that are considered proper stowage of dangerous goods during transport by road if it meets the requirements of EN 12.195-1:2010
This European standard, which has a Spanish version of the UNE-EN 12.195-1:2011, is applicable to all types of goods transported by road, or by sea and rail, however only is mandatory under the new provision of the 2013 ADR for the transport of dangerous goods
EN 12.195-1:2010 excludes from its scope to carriage in vehicles with MMA (maximum authorized mass) exceeding 3,500 kg, and provides calculation methods to determine the number of elements needed stowage and capacity mooring or securing these items stowed
Available solutions applicable to the company
AITEC, has developed an innovative method based on EN 12195-1:2010 according to load types http://estiba.aitec-intl.com/ develop and implement procedures for stowage in loading companies in compliance with the requirements of ADR 2013
This innovative method is also applicable when it comes to load centers with a wide range of possibilities in terms of shape and weight of the goods, as in the case of logistics operators.