IMDG Code 39-18 books
The IMDG Code as amended by Amendment 39-18 is mandatory as from 1 January 2020 but may be applied by administrations in whole or in part on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2019. 2019 is a transition year when either Amendment 38-16 or Amendment 39-18 can be used.
The IMDG Code lays down basic principles: detailed recommendations for individual substances, materials and articles, and a number of recommendations for good operational practice, including advice on terminology, packing, labelling, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action.
The two-volume Code is divided into seven parts:
Volume 1 (parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Code) contains sections on:
- general provisions, definitions, training
- packing and tank provisions
- consignment procedures
- construction and testing of packagings, IBCs, large packagings, portable tanks, MEGCs and road tank vehicles
- transport operations.
Volume 2 contains part 3 (Dangerous Goods List, special provisions and exceptions), appendix A (generic and N.O.S. Proper Shipping Names), appendix B (Glossary of terms) and an index.
IMDG Code Book, 2018 Edition (inc Amdt 39-18) Volumes 1 and 2
Available in English, French or Spanish GBP 135
IMDG Code Supplement 2018 Edition (inc Amdt 39-18)
Available in English, French or Spanish GBP 65
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