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Calle Aldapa 5 (entrada por Sakonetas)
48940 Leioa (Bizkaia)

Tel: +34 944 645 399

       +34 944 649 458

Email: transportes@fernandezaedo.com

Transporting chemicals is a crucial and delicate task that demands precision, expertise and, above all, a strong commitment to safety. Proper preparation and equipment are essential elements to ensure safe and efficient operations.

The following is a detailed overview of the necessary equipment and recommended handling practices to handle chemicals safely and effectively.


1. Specialised equipment:


  • It is relevant to reiterate that for transporting chemicals, it is crucial to use tank trucks specifically designed for this purpose. These vehicles are equipped with corrosion-resistant materials and containment systems to prevent leaks and spills during transport. In addition, storage tanks must meet strict safety standards and be made of materials that are compatible with the chemicals being transported.
  • Drivers and personnel involved in handling chemicals must be equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including protective suits, gloves, safety goggles and respirators, as necessary to protect against potential chemical exposures. Before setting off, it is crucial that they ensure that everything is correctly fitted.


2. Safe handling practices:


  • All personnel involved in the transport of chemicals should be thoroughly trained on the hazards associated with the chemicals they handle, as well as on safety measures and emergency procedures.
  • Regular inspections of road tankers and their equipment are essential to ensure that they are in good working order. Any problems should be addressed immediately, and preventive maintenance should be a priority.
  • Before each trip, safe routes should be planned to minimise the risk of accidents and exposure to hazardous chemicals. Densely populated areas should be avoided whenever possible.
  • It is crucial to maintain clear and constant communication between drivers and operations staff throughout the transport process. This ensures a rapid and coordinated response in the event of an emergency.
  • Most importantly, clear protocols for waste and spill management must be implemented in case of accidents. This includes the use of absorbent materials, containment booms and proper notification of the appropriate authorities.

Transporting chemicals requires a meticulous, safety-focused approach at every stage of the process. From specialised equipment to safe handling practices, every detail counts in protecting personnel, the environment and the general public. By prioritising safety and preparedness, successful and incident-free operations can be guaranteed in the transportation of these products.


If you would like more information about dangerous goods transport or any of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.