National and international regulations require that the drivers of
vehicles transporting dangerous goods have documentation
outlining the hazards and precautions for the goods in
the load that they are transporting. Transport Emergency
Cards (TRECs) fill this requirement.
Card (Pty) Ltd was established to produce online, or as
free standing packages, Transport Emergency Cards. Until recently only the CEFIC TREMCARD was
allowed to be used for the transportation of dangerous
goods in SA.
Amendments to South African standards and the
introduction of a new standard now allows the use of a
South African Transport Emergency Card (TREC) in
accordance with the new South African standard SANS
Card (Pty) Ltd has taken care to produce TRECs in
conformance with that standard.
Software is available on-line and in packages that will
facilitate integration with in-house billing and
The requirements for TRECs are outlined in SABS Standard Number SANS
10231 (Operational Requirements) and SANS 10232-4,
Transport of Dangerous Goods Emergency Information
Systems, Part 4 - Transport Emergency Card, which are
taken up in the regulations. It is therefore a
transgression by law for the driver not to have a TREC
in his possession.
It is the responsibility of the operator to ensure that the TREC is
available at all times, when on public road, for any
dangerous goods being transported.