In the event of an accident/mishap


Hazardous goods must be handled with extra caution to avoid accidents and spillages. Before you as a truck operator move the goods, you must find out what the contents are and what you have to do if a mishap or accident occurs.

In the event of an accident:

  • Call 112 and/or internal emergency number.
  • Warn others in the vicinity.
  • Help any casualties.
  • Send casualties to a doctor, if possible with information about what type of goods has been involved in the accident.
  • Cordon off the area.

In the event of a spillage:

  • Check that transport card to see the risks associated with the spillage.
  • Check what protective equipment is needed.
  • Check how you can remove the spillage (suction or flushing away).