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P - R
Package The complete product of the packing operation, consisting of the packagings and the dangerous goods contents prepared for transport (not including a tank or an overpack). A package is liable to be individually handled during the course of the carriage
Packagings The receptacle as well as wrappings, components, materials associated with the receptacle which enables it to perform the function of containment (including a transportable pressure receptacle). Packagings do not constitute skips, containers, pallets, vehicles or other equipment for carriage
PCBs Polychlorinated biphenyls
PEC The Packaging of Explosives for Carriage Regulations 1991
PG Packing Group
pH Measure of acidity/ alkalinity
PIRA Formerly the Research Association for Paper, Printing, Packaging and Board Industries, now a commercial organisation known as PIRA International
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
ppm Parts per million
PSN Proper shipping name
Pyrophoric liable of igniting within 5 minutes after coming into contact with air
RAMRail The Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Material by Rail Regulations 1996
RAMRoad The Radioactive Material (Road Transport) (Great Britain) Regulations 1996
REACH Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
Receptacle A vessel including fasteners or closures or the layer of packaging that comes into direct contact with the dangerous goods
Repro-toxic Toxic for reproduction
RHA Road Haulage Association
RID The Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
RID Framework Directive Council Directive 96/49/EC on the approximation of the laws of Member States with regard to the transport of Dangerous goods by rail
RIDDOR The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
RMTD Radioactive Materials Transport Division of the DTLR
RPE Respiratory Protective Equipment



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