The truck loading code - specialised requirements

Dangerous goods

Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005 (the Dangerous Goods Rule) sets out requirements for safe transport of dangerous goods on land. This includes requirements for:

  • packaging
  • labelling and marking
  • documents
  • segregation
  • placarding
  • transport procedures
  • training and driver licence endorsement
  • responsibilities.

Factsheets that explain your responsibilities under the Rule are available from driver licensing agents and online. The relevant factsheets are:

A consolidated version of the Rule, which includes all the amendments, is also available here. The Dangerous Goods Rule can be bought from bookshops that sell legislation.

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Last updated: 22 July 2014