The HSA, as competent authority in Ireland for ADR has signed an agreement where periodic or intermediate inspections of tanks that are due to expire between 1 March 2020 and 1 August 2020 will remain valid until 30 August 2020.

This agreement has also been co-signed by the governments of eighteen other Contracting Parties to the ADR.   This action is in response to the current unprecedented circumstances regarding COVID-19. The government of Luxembourg initiated Multilateral Agreement M325 concerning periodic or intermediate inspections of tanks in accordance with,,,, and 6.10.4 of ADR, and certificate of approval for vehicles in accordance with of ADR.

Under this agreement, the inspections must be undertaken before 1 September 2020.  The technical inspections required for the issue of such prolonged certificates must be undertaken in accordance with of ADR before 1 September 2020.  The validity period of the certificate according to of ADR shall begin with the last date of expiry mentioned on the certificate to be prolonged or renewed.  This agreement is valid until 1 September 2020.

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