ADR Reporting and Dangerous Goods Safety Awareness bulletin


NCEC, part of Ricardo, conducted a project on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT), to collect and analyse data relating to incidents and accidents involving the carriage of dangerous goods to better understand the frequency, location and details of such incidents and determine whether formal reporting levels to DfT accurately reflected this. 

The Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) states that apart from some excessively dangerous goods, other dangerous goods may be carried internationally in road vehicles subject to compliance with the conditions detailed by the regulation for the goods in question. Under ADR 1.8.5, if a serious accident or incident takes place during loading, filling, carriage or unloading of dangerous goods in Great Britain, a report conforming to the model prescribed in ADR must by law be submitted to the UK Department for Transport within one month of the occurrence.

The project was designed to raise awareness and promote the reporting requirements for dangerous goods incidents that occur on the road network in an engaging way to remind industry of their responsibilities and ensure the legal requirements are understood. To support this, NCEC compiled the below freely accessible reports, which were published quarterly during the project. We also produced a final report of the project for DfT, with our full findings and suggestions for next step options for their consideration, which is also captured below. 

We hope you found these newsletters and report useful and informative. If you have any questions regarding the information in the newsletter, please contact us.


Author: Bethan Davies


DGSA Dft Report 1

Quarter 1 2023

Welcome to our first quarterly newsletter.

DGSA Dft Report 2

Quarter 2 2023

Welcome to our second quarterly newsletter.

Dgsa Dft Report 3

Quarter 3 2023

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Quarter 4 2023

Welcome to our final newsletter.

Full project report

This consists of our full findings and suggestions for next-step options for DfT's consideration

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Final report

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