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.
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.
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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.
Miss Nedellec, responsible for teaching of the CIFMD, the body responsible for reviews of safety adviser attended EASA leave in Bordeaux. She gave an interview to the “L’officiel des transporteurs” which here is the article.
EASA held its spring meeting in Bordeaux (France) on 09 and 10 May 2016.
ANCS (National Association of safety advisers – France) has received delegations from 26 associations from 25 countries with the support of EVARISK companies GMJ Phoenix and Carbon Consulting & Training.
brief summary of debates :
Presentation of new members Norway Finland Greece (30 members) Catalonia / Spain (287 members) Presentation of the Association Greek: 300 CSTMD in Greece 30 in their association.
Italy: despite the reminders of Gaston Zens no association of CSTMD in the candidate countries to join the EASA.
Slovenia: no decision has been taken to join the EASA but it should be a story of weeks Joint meeting: some departmental officials have criticized Mr. Zens that he represented that associations and that within these associations members were not agree with these proposals (Germany, UK) analysis of the decisions accepted: in general, they reproach for not having assessed the cost of our proposals and the impact to safety. This is a first for the Joint Meeting.
1st proposal: ADR 1.3 by a CSTMD training: refused. Argument: it can be done by a competent person not necessarily CSTMD.
2nd proposal: extension of the CSTMD to shippers and third party: accepted in 2019 with a transitional period of 4 years. EASA shall prepare a document for the transition Chapter 1.6 transitional measures.
3rd proposal: accepted 4th proposal: a model accepted as an example and not mandatory.
Establishment of a model of progress report available on the website of the EASA.
Revision of the model report European 6th proposal: harmonize the review. Rejected, not enough supported 7th proposal: mandatory training. Refused, not enough substantiated 8th proposal: for micro enterprises, the CSTMD carrier would indeed its equivalenc
- The decision to get the observer statute at the ECE-Joint meeting can be seen on the OTIF website: otif.org under Dangerous goods Report from the session 21-25.3.2015 – Chapter 9-page 15.
ECE/TRANS/WP.15/AC.1/138 – (Secretariat) Report of the Joint Meeting of the RID Committee of Experts and the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods on its spring 2015 session list of participants
X. Questions diverses (point 9 de l’ordre du jour) A. Demande de statut consultatif – Document informel: INF.5 (EASA)
63. La Réunion commune a accepté d’accorder le statut consultatif à l’EASA……
EASA Request :
Wecker (Luxemburg), 01.10.2014
The European Association of dangerous goods Safety Advisers, “EASA”, held its general assembly on 29th and 30th of September 2014, in Grevenmacher (Luxemburg), and elected a new executive board.
The new president is Professor Dr Norbert Mueller from the German Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser Association (GGVD), the vice president is the former president Jesus Pellejero from the Spanish/Galician Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser Association (ACONSENA), and the general secretary is Gaston Zens from the Luxemburg Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser Association (VGL).
VGL will shortly host the official headquarters of EASA.
19 Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser Associations from 15 countries in Europe have joined EASA. They represent more than 3000 experts, working as internal or external Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers, whose aim is to increase safety and security on the transport of dangerous goods. EASA represents their interests at the European level. More information can be obtained using the link http://easa-dg.eu.
The board member responsible for media contact is:
Gaston Zens, General Secretary of EASA, headquarters c/o VGL, Am Scheerleck 23, L-6868 Wecker, Luxembourg, phone 00352 26 71660, firstname.lastname@example.org.
EASA held a meeting in Bonn this European meeting of associations of security adviser has several interesting to discuss about the safety advisers: Applicability and exemptions in different countries, methods of training and examinations safety advisers, forms of annual reports.
EASA has the desire to become a force of proposal and decided to work on these issues. Working groups were created for the procian congregations of Luxembourg to be held in September 2014.
The Bonn meeting was very constructive notice unanimous participants. Thank you to the German organizers for their very professional organization and excellent hospitality.
The otif has published the adjustments to the rid for 2019 :
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.
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 18.104.22.168: 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 :