RID 2019

The otif has published the adjustments to the rid for 2019 :



The amendments to ADR are available here (240/204 add. 1/240 Corr. 1)


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ADR 1.3 Training

The German magazine “gefährliche ladung” was recently concerned that the issue of the very low level of ADR 1.3 trainings had no interest for anyone.

The German Association of DGSA and EASA are indignant at this view. They wrote to this newspaper informing them that EASA was working on this issue and that there was a working group within EASA that was planning to table a draft amendment at the Joint Meeting of the UNECE.



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EASA Communication

Press Release 1/2018


EASA elected new president and new vice president

The 8th General Assembly of the European Association of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (EASA), which took place on April 30th and May 1st 2018 in Brugge (Belgium), elected a new board. 

President Norbert Mueller from the German DGSA Association GGVD and Jesus Pellejero from the Spanish DGSA Association ACONSENA decided after four years not to stand for a second period. 

The new president of EASA is Maria Nicopulos from the Polish DGSA Association SDGSA, new vice president of EASA is Jesper Hornum from the Danish DGSA Association FASID.

Gaston Zens from the Luxemburg DGSA Association VGL was reelected as General Secretary of EASA. 

EASA represents 25 DGSA Associations in 20 countries in Europe with more than 3,000 members. EASA is approved as a Non Governmental Association by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Contact : Gaston Zens.

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Meeting EASA To Bruges (Belgium)

Opening date 30 April of the EASA meeting in Bruges. Agenda: renewal of the bureau, acceptance of new members, report of the working groups.

Introduction by the president Norbert Müller: Welcome to the new members.


Presentation of the day by Carole Bailleul, BESAA, organizing association.

Presentation of the “Dangerous goods” “Transport Intralogistics Safety” fair in Leipzig: success of the edition of November 2017 and call for participation for April 2019 (9-11 april 2019).

Presentation of the Belgian association of the CSTMD and the Belgian regulations.

Back to the Member of EASA on lectures given by EASA of the Paris SITL (March 2018): Gaston Zens was questioned by François-Xavier carbon on the European legislation to a numerous and qualified assembly.

Presentation of new members : ACSTMD (France) and SFGS (Sweden).

Presentations of accounts / financial summary / Details of hospitality.

Report of working group :

WGI: Training 1.3: it was noted that training 1.3 of ADR were not enough framed. The expertise of the trainer is not defined. Must there be a DGSA ? A questionnaire has been developed by the WG I: this questionnaire is distributed and to go back to the WG. Each association advises. Concerns about the number of DGSA available. Very discussed topic and will be put to the vote, the functioning of EASA being democratic.


Resumed discussions on training :  the CSTMD and the trainer: skills common but all CSTMD are good trainers? Is CSTMD a regulatory prerequisite only? Should it training in pedagogy also?

Another topic: the Swiss association propose to change the status of the EASA to broaden its scope of work to all the chapters of the ADR regulations / RID and not only on Chapter 1.8. Indeed, the skills of the CSTMD are not confined to Chapter 1.8: he observes on the ground enforcement of all regulations and EASA may force proposal on all the subjects. Discussed topic as an observer at the joint meeting gave to this condition.

Gaston reminds discuss difficult who have completed associate member status…

He finished on the risk of being excluded from the joint meeting.

He finished on the risk of being excluded from the joint meeting. Reminder of the Inf 5. from 23 to 27 March 2015 point 63; The joint meeting agreed to grant consultative status to EASA on the undestanding that – this organisation will only be consulted on issues concerning safety advisers that come strictly within its scope of activities. 

A reflection on the evolution of the statutes of the EASA is entrusted to a working group.

Election to the general acclamation of the new office of the EASA: Maria Nicopulos Chair, the office is amended. 3_h_Press_Release

Proposal of DGSA of the Tcheque Républic to convince the Secretary of the United Nations to publish a comprehensive list of the pictograms with the exeat specifications (Pantone,…) in order to avoid the local interpretation. The proposal has not been unanimous, but an informal suggestion will be made in this sense by Gaston.

Report of the last joint meeting for Gaston Zens.

CSTMD obligation for operators of tank car: proposal rejected because evil formalized by the EASA: proposal abandoned after the Assembly vote.

Question is asked if the exchanges take place between CSTMD associations and the competent authorities before the Joint Meeting. A round table is done.

Interruption of the meeting and visit of Bruges / rainy evening.

Resumption of work 01 May 09: 00.

Presentation by Norbert Müller of the regulatory change for 2019.

Document online here : 4_e_Presentation Dangerous Goods 2019

Discussion on the units used to would it ask the competent authorities of clarifications on the units to be used? Discussion but a majority sees no problem in the current wording.

Presentation of an article published in the German press by Norbert.

Intervention by Mr. Hébert to present difficulty for national associations to have the opinion of the competent authority on contentious issues of regulation. The setting up of a competent authority that would respond to this type of question would be necessary.

Intervention of Martin, Association Belgians, to inform the CSTMD now the Belgium requires vehicles carrying hazardous materials to use motorways.

Maria ended the session. Next session 08 at 11 April 2019 in Leipzig (Germany)

The official picture of this meeting :

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EASA Conference at SITL PARIS

Gaston Zens, secretary of the EASA and François-Xavier Carbone president of the ANCS (French Association of Safety Advisor) hosted a conference on the salon SITL in Paris on March 21, 2018. This Conference presented the differences in regulations between the different European countries. The example of Poland, Germany, Spain and Great Britain was explained.

Update 03/29/2018 : Gaston Zens presentation

You can find the presentations here update 03/30/2018 completed_version here.

Full version :


Short country / country version :



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New headquarters for the EASA

EASA moves more functional premises.

Here’s the new address : PETRO-CENTER 2, rue Jean Fischbach L-3372 LEUDELANGE LUXEMBOURG


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EASA Meeting from Zaragossa

EASA has held its annual meeting in Zaragoza in may 2017.

This has been the opportunity to thank Jésus Péllégrino, the honorary president and founder of the EASA for his work and his initiative at the origin of the EASA.

The minutes of this meeting is available in pdf below.

0_EASA Meeting Zaragoza report final

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EASA Meeting to Rotterdam


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Draft resolution of the EASA

ECE_TRANS_WP 15_AC 1_2016_XY_English

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EASA Presentation

Presentation EASA

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