You will require this licence if you intend to own a road vehicle (such as a truck or van) that is used to transport dangerous goods.
A vehicle must be licensed to transport dangerous goods if it carries either:
- more than 500 kilograms of dangerous goods in a receptacle (container)
- dangerous goods in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres.
Each vehicle needs to be licensed according to the class of dangerous goods carried. A vehicle licence is required for the transport of dangerous goods, such as in a tank vehicle, in demountable tanks, in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) including pallet boxes or bulk bags, or for solid dangerous goods, in bins or hoppers on the vehicles.
Please note that a vehicle licence is not required for the transport of dangerous goods in IBCs if the IBCs are not filled or emptied while on the vehicle and the total capacity of IBCs containing dangerous goods on the vehicle is not more than 3000 litres.
The driver of the vehicle is required to hold a dangerous goods drivers licence.
Please note that if you intend to manufacture or design a bulk tank to be used for the transportation of dangerous goods, your design will need to be approved by the Agency.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.