SANS 1186-1, Symbolic safety signs – Part 1: Standard signs and general requirements
SANS 10228, The identification and classification of dangerous goods for transport.
OHSAct, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993), Hazardous chemical substances regulation Transportation section 10.4
Transportation shall be carried out in accordance with Chapter 8 of the dangerous goods regulations of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act 93 of 1996) and the requirements of SANS 10228.
This information is produced as a guideline for storage of compressed gas cylinders and gives general guidelines on layout of a typical cylinder storage area.
2. Storage area requirements
3. Cylinder storage segregation
Typical cylinder compound layout
4. Driver compliance- dangerous goods operator
6. Vehicle placarding and equipment requirements
Vehicles that are not transporting dangerous goods when entering a public road must have placards.
Compressed gas cylinders should be handled only by those familiar with the hazards and who has been trained in proper handling techniques. Cylinders containing compressed gases are heavy and awkward to move, Improper handling can result in sprains, strains, falls, bruises, or broken bones. Other hazards such as fire, explosion, chemical burns, poisoning and cold burns occur if gasses accidentally escape from cylinders due to mishandling. Take the following precautions to prevent injuries caused by the improper handling of compressed gas cylinders