ADR Manual


Two ADR volumes.


This revised version is applicable from 1 January 2021. It contains new or revised provisions concerning the transport of electrical storage systems (including lithium batteries installed in goods transport units and defective batteries), medical waste and radioactive materials.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in demand for medical gases (particularly medical oxygen). Infectious, hazardous or radioactive substances are also amended in this edition.

The structure of the ADR is consistent with that of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (the Model Regulations), IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code), the ICAO Technical Instructions and RID (International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail).