The NTC is highlighting the changes to dangerous goods transport requirements which will be in force in less than 4 months.
The NTC is urging industry and business owners to prepare for the launch of edition 7.5 of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. The changes come into effect on March 1st, 2017.
The amendments set out the technical requirements for transporting dangerous goods by road or rail.
There are also new rules relating to the transport of dangerous goods in limited quantities. This change aims to reduce the regulatory burden for business owners, the NTC said.
An increase in the placard limit from one to two tonnes for all limited quantities is also part of the amendments, which will also introduce simpler documentation for household and personal care substances.