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VCA Dangerous Goods Office

The VCA Dangerous Goods Office is the UK authority for the certification of packaging and intermediate bulk containers used for the transport of dangerous goods, in accordance with national and international regulations. We are also responsible for the appointment of suitable test and inspection bodies to conduct initial and periodic inspections of tanks and pressure receptacles in accordance with ADR, TPED and the UK carriage regulations. We operate a telephone and email enquiry service on behalf of the Department for Transport, and undertake several other functions in connection the UN based dangerous goods transport regulations.

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What are Dangerous Goods?

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Dangerous Goods Packaging

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Tanks & Pressure Receptacles


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News and Guidance

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Useful Links

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Training and Consultancy

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Annual Fees FAQs

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