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A tanker is involved in a collision. Which sign shows that it is carrying dangerous goods?

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There will be an orange label on the side and rear of the tanker. Look at this carefully and report what it says when you phone the emergency services. Details of hazard warning plates are given in The Highway Code.

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Vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages will be marked with plain orange reflective plates. Road tankers and vehicles carrying tank containers of dangerous goods will have hazard warning plates. If an incident involves a vehicle containing dangerous goods, follow the following steps:

- if possible, stop in a place of relative safety

- use your hazard warning lights to warn other traffic

- put on high-visibility clothing if you have it

- ask drivers to switch off their engines

- ask drivers and passengers to stop smoking

- contact the emergency services on 999 and provide full details of the incident location and any casualties. Use an emergency telephone, a mobile telephone, or press the SOS button if your vehicle has one

- move uninjured people away from the vehicles to a place of relative safety

- DO NOT move injured people from their vehicles unless they are in immediate danger

- DO NOT remove a motorcyclist’s helmet unless it is essential and you are trained to do so

- be prepared to give first aid

- stay at the scene until the emergency services arrive

- be prepared to exchange details

- switch off engines and DO NOT SMOKE

- keep well away from the vehicle and do not be tempted to try to rescue casualties as you yourself could become one

- call the emergency services and give as much information as possible about the labels and markings on the vehicle. DO NOT use a mobile phone close to a vehicle carrying flammable loads.


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