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Over 200 European standards are referred currently in the UN legislation.
A sector Forum is a platform aiming at facilitating the exchange of information between the different stakeholders, coordinating and identifying the standardization needs in a specific field of CEN Work.
There is no active platform in the sector, however in the past a platform (CEN BT/WG 83) had contributed to the development of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
It is recommended you also have a look at the Pressure Equipment Directive (EPD) Guidelines (pdf format) from the European Commission.
European Standards are developed in the context of European legislation and sometimes come in direct support to particular Directives or Regulations.
There are two Directives governing the technical work in this area:
- Directive 2008/68/EC on the inland transport of dangerous goods;
- Directive 2010/35/EU on transportable pressure equipment;
There is only one Mandate covering the standardization work in this area:
- M/086 Transport of Dangerous Goods (pdf format).
Harmonized European Standards
There are no harmonized standards in the sense of the 'New Approach' in this domain.
Organizations involved in Transport Dangerous Goods activities: