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TESTING & CERTIFICATION

Historical and General Notes

Since 2017, the Republic of San Marino has joined the “Agreement concerning the international transport of dangerous goods by road” commonly called ADR = Accord Dangerous Goods. KE as Technical Service, has been designated by the San Marino Authority on ADR, also KE is also recognized by UNECE as Authority on ADR.  

ADR Agreement aims to harmonize the safety rules relating to the international transport of dangerous goods by road, it is mutually recognized by the contracting party countries that have signed it. The agreement was signed in Geneva on September 30, 1957, and entered into force on January 29, 1968.

TESTING & CERTIFICATION

ADR Training

Its structure is simple and compact and includes two technical accessories:

  • Annex A: Identification of dangerous goods, packaging requirements;
  • Annex B: Construction, equipment and use of road vehicles for the transport of dangerous goods.
  • Attachments A and B have been periodically updated since the ADR came into force.

Kanifnath Enterprises, with its Academy division, performs the training provided in Chapter 8 of the ADR with expert teachers, accredited and recognized by the San Marino Authority.

Currently there is a basic type of CFP and three specializations (tanks, explosives, radioactive), this certificate is mandatory for drivers of vehicles that carry out the national and international transport of dangerous goods.

The Courses and the Exam

The course has two sessions:

  • a base for the transport of dangerous goods not in tanks (with the exception of materials belonging to classes 1 and 7);
  • a specialization specific to the materials transported (tanks, explosives and radioactive).

The training is structured as follows:

  • Basic course
  • Specialization course for tank transport
  • Specialization course for the transport of class 1 explosive materials and objects
  • Specialization course for the transport of class 7 radioactive materials.

There is also a practical part, consisting of individual exercises on key topics, such as extinguishing fires, first aid and the behaviors to be implemented in the event of Finally, a theoretical examination is carried out in order to evaluate the skills and knowledge acquired during the course, as prescribed in Chapter 8 of the ADR Agreement. Attendance at courses is mandatory in order to obtain the CFP and the whole procedure is carried out in San Marino territory, according to the provisions of the Agreement itself.

The validity

The CFP (Certificate of Professional Training) is valid for 5 years and can be renewed for 5 years upon expiry.

Testing and Certification

KE, following the accession by the Republic of San Marino to the UNECEADR Agreement, or ” European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road“, and following the designation of the San Marino Technical Service, is able to carry out all the activities provided for by the ADR Agreement, in particular to Part 6 of the same, relating to the construction, testing of packaging, intermediate containers for bulk transport (IBC), large packagings, tanks and containers for bulk transportation.

KE, with the network of collaborators and experts in the sector, on which it lays its foundations, is therefore able to issue certifications, test reports, method validations and technical reports on the basis of all the aforementioned fields of application.

In addition to ADR (Road Transport) and RID (Rail Transport), there are other regulations for the transport of dangerous goods: the IMDG code (Maritime transport), the Technical Instructions of ICAO / IATA (Instructions for Air Freight Transport Dangerous) and the ADN code (Transport on inland waterways).

Any person involved in the transfer of dangerous goods must comply with specific obligations set out in the UN regulations, which establish:

1. The classification of dangerous goods, substances and mixtures;
2. The conditions of packaging of the goods, characteristics of the packaging and containers;
3. The procedures and tests for the approval of packaging for the transport of dangerous goods;
4. The construction methods of vehicles and tanks;
5. The requirements for the transport vehicle, including travel documents.

Depending on the quantities of goods contained, it will be necessary to use approved packaging that must bear the UN marking.

In this case, the term homologation defines the approval that can only take place by an accredited body for this type of test, as KE.

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