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Motor Patrols - The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009)

Dated: 28 April 2023

POLICY TITLE: Motor Patrols - The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009)

OWNING DIRECTORATE: Force Coordination and Operations

AUTHOR: Chief Inspector, Tactical Operations




AIM OF POLICY: To confirm that the Force will co-operate with the Health & Safety Executive and Office of Nuclear Regulation regarding the enforcement of regulations relating to the carriage of dangerous goods by road.

BENEFIT OF POLICY: To support safety of road users via partnership working.

REASON FOR POLICY: Northumbria Police acknowledges its positive duty to protect life in accordance with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.


The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009) section 32 (1) (c) allows the Chief Constable to be an enforcing authority for these regulations in relation to roads only.

The Chief Constable has appointed officers, who have received appropriate training and work within Motor Patrols, to act as inspectors for the purposes of conducting examinations. The examinations are in accordance with Section 19 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 enabling the Chief Officer to carry out functions for the health and safety executive.

In relation to Class 7 Radioactive Substances, under section 95(1) of the Energy Act 2013, the Chief Officer can exercise functions of the Office of Nuclear Regulation in relation to the appointment and authorisation of inspectors.

The training hierarchy for police officers in relation to the carriage of dangerous goods is split into four tiers. Tier 1 is provided to uniformed police officers, Tier 2 is provided to Motor Patrols officers only, both are set out within the College of Policing Roads Policing Learning Programme. Tier 3 and Tier 4 training is provided outside of the National Policing curriculum.

Roads Policing Tier 2
Motor Patrols officers who are trained to Tier 2 will carry out compliance checking in the manner in which they have been trained. Those trained will complete a minimum of 10 checks a year to maintain continued professional competency and to provide evidence for training to Tier 3 prohibition powers.

Roads Policing Tier 3
Motor Patrols Officers who are trained to Tier 3 prohibition powers will be issued with a warrant of prohibition signed by the Chief Constable. The warrant of prohibition will allow those who are trained to serve Prohibition Notices, both delayed and immediate. Warrant holders are appointed as one of His Majesty’s Inspectors of Health and Safety entitled to exercise the powers of an inspector specified in Section 20 (2)(a), 20(2)(c) to 20(2)(j), 20(2)(k) and section 22 of the said Act.

Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (DGSA)
DGSAs are force level Single Points Of Contact who hold a DGSA qualification as prescribed in the Regulations.

The DGSA will provide specialist advice around compliance issues when dangerous goods are involved in any incident (Collision/ Industrial accident).

10-500 Forms
When a compliance check is being carried out the national form 10-500 will be completed. 10-500 forms will be retained for one year minimum.


GROUPS AFFECTED: All police officers


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