Are TREC's legal to use in
e-mail dated 2011-07-06 refers. In terms of the
definitions contained in SANS 10231:2010 Transport of
dangerous goods - Operational requirements for road
vehicles it appears that transport emergency cards can
either can be generated using the CEFIC system (TREMCARD)
or drawn up in accordance with the requirements of SANS
extract from SANS 10231:2010 in so far as it relates to
these two types of transport emergency is herewith
you require any further clarification on this matter you
are advised to contact Elmarie Steyn (SABS Standards) at
telephone (012) 428-6777 or e-mail email@example.com
E.F. Webb (Ms)
South African Bureau of
Telefax +27 12 428 6928
Telephone +27 12 428 6564
Click here for SANS 10231:2010
How long will a Trec be valid
10231 allows for a period of 3 years from date of issue.
What are dangerous goods?
Dangerous goods are goods of a chemical nature that are
transported in significant quantities, nationally and
internationally as classified by the United Nations
Committee of Experts on the Transportation of Dangerous
Goods (UNCETDG). The UNCETDG publishes this list in
their Recommendations for the Transport of Dangerous
Goods (the Orange Book). An identical list is published
in South Africa in SANS 10228, which is taken up in
chapter 8 of the regulations under the act.
Must the TREC
be kept on the person of the driver or in the cab of the
TREC must be kept in an orange colored box labelled
”Documents” which is situated in the centre of the
vehicle, near the front. See SANS 10231.
What is the cost to
register on your website?
There is NO COST for the
registration. You only pay for the cards you order.
How many TRECs do I need?
You would need a TREC for
every product transported in every truck.
What are the minimum and
maximum quantities I can order?
There are no minimum or
maximum quantities. You can order any quantity from 1
Which UN Numbers are
available on your website?
The UN Numbers range from
0001 to 3500. They are all available on our website.
How do I pay for my
you have received your invoice, you can do and internet
transfer or a bank deposit.
If this is inconvenient
to do every time you need a TREC, check out our other
product options on the products page.
How do I order and print
visit our “How to” page for more info on this.
Do I have to print the
Card can print the TRECs for you. Please check out our
“products” page for more information.
What is a UN Number?
number stands for United Nations number. The UN number
is a four-digit number assigned to a potentially
hazardous material (such as gasoline, UN 1203) or class
of materials (such as corrosive liquids, UN 1760). These
numbers are used by firefighters and other emergency
response personnel for identification of materials
during transportation emergencies. UN (United Nations)
numbers are internationally recognized.
What is a MSDS?
material safety data sheet (MSDS) is a form
containing data regarding the properties of a particular