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Linguistic versions (ADR, Instructions in writing)

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
Linguistic versions of ADR and Instructions in writing

From this website, it is possible to view and download the full text of ADR 2019 in English, French and Russian.


To view ADR 2019 in Polish:http://dziennikustaw.gov.pl/du/2019/769
To view ADR in Portuguese: ADR em Português

To view ADR in Spanish: ADR en Español

To view ADR and the list of amendments in Swedish: http://www.msb.se/sv/Forebyggande/Farligt-gods/

To view ADR 2019 in Norwegian: https://www.dsb.no/globalassets/dokumenter/veiledere-handboker-og-informasjonsmateriell/andre-boker/adr-rid-2019-web.pdf

To view ADR in Romanian: ADR in Romanian

Instructions in writing

As an aid during an accident emergency situation that may occur or arise during carriage, instructions in writing in the form specified in of ADR shall be carried in the vehicle crew’s cab and shall be readily available.

These instructions shall be provided by the carrier to the vehicle crew in language(s) that each member can read and understand before the commencement of the journey. The carrier shall ensure that each member of the vehicle crew concerned understands and is capable of carrying out the instructions properly.

Before the start of the journey, the members of the vehicle crew shall inform themselves of the dangerous goods loaded and consult the instructions in writing for details on actions to be taken in the event of an accident or emergency.

The instructions in writing shall correspond to the following four page model as regards its form and contents.

As regards the German versions of the instructions in writing, the Governments of Austria, Germany and Switzerland notified that variations in spelling or terminology confirmed by usage in certain German-speaking countries or region are acceptable and do not affect the validity of the instructions in writing provided they may be understood by the members of the vehicle crew.
Revised instructions in writing applicable as from 1 January 2017
FrenchPDFUNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231 and Add.1)
EnglishPDFUNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231 and Add.1)
RussianPDFUNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231 and Add.1)
BulgarianPDF(Source: Governement of Bulgaria, received on 10 July 2017)
CzechPDF(Source: Government of the Czech Republic, revised version received on 5.06.2020)
DanishPDF(Source: Government of Denmark, received on 14.12.2016)
DutchPDF(Source: Government of the Netherlands, received on 11.04.2016)
DutchPDF(Source: Government of Belgium, received on 5.05.2017)
EstonianPDF(Source: Government of Estonia, revised version received on 22.05.2017)
FinnishPDF(Source: Government of Finland, received on 18.05.2017)
GermanPDF(Source: Government of Germany, received on 20.01.2017)
GreekPDF(Source: Government of Greece, received on 04.07.2017)
HungarianPDF(Source: Government of Hungary, received on 23.01.2017)
ItalianPDF(Source: Government of Italia, revised version received on 23.05.2017)
LatvianPDF(Source: Government of Latvia, received on 29.12.2016)
LithuanianPDF(Source: Government of Lithuania, revised version received on 29.08.2017)
MacedonianPDF(Source: Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 7.05.2017)
NorwegianPDF(Source: Government of Norway, received on 21.12.2016)
PolishPDF(Source: Government of Poland, received on 26.04.2017)
PortuguesePDF(Source: Government of Portugal, revised version received on 16.06.2017)
RomanianPDF(Source: Government of Romania, received on 23.01.2017)
SerbiaPDF(Source: Government of Serbia, received on 11.08.2017)
SlovakPDF(Source: Government of Slovakia, revised version received on 14.07.2020)
SlovenianPDF(Source: Government of Slovenia, received on 17.02.2017)
SpanishPDF(Source: Government of Spain, revised version received on 03.03.2017)
SwedishPDF(Source: Government of Sweden, received on 16.12.2016)
TurkishPDF(Source: Government of Turkey, received on 14.02.2017)