Duties of prime contractors when transporting dangerous goods
The prime contractor is responsible for transporting dangerous goods by road.
As the prime contractor, you must be aware of provisions in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code relating to transporting dangerous goods, including:
- safety standards
- segregation and transfer of goods
- protective and safety equipment
- travel routes
- reporting dangerous goods incidents.
You must hold at least the minimum required amount of vehicle insurance under section 221 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2018.
Contact an interstate competent authority for information on dangerous goods regulations, licensing and classifications outside of Queensland.