Transporting dangerous substances

Last updated: 05/03/2023

A dangerous substance can be a threat to humans, goods and/or the environment by way of its physico-chemical and toxicological properties or because of the reactions it can produce.

Different modes of transport

  • Road transport
  • Rail transport
  • Sea transport

Consequences of an accident

  • An explosion
  • A fire
  • A toxic cloud
  • Pollution of air, land and water

Signalling systems currently used

produits dangereux

In the event of an accident

In the event of a major accident surrounding the transport of dangerous substances which would require confinement, you will be alerted using the national emergency code (a siren).

See also

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