Group Science provides consulting services in the subjects of common and dangerous cargo transportation safety as well as safe handling (lifting – carrying – storage) in workplaces.
Featuring engineers with extensive experience, our company provides complete, state-of-the-art support in the above mentioned fields, tailored always to the requirements of each customer.
Our company is the only one within the Europe that is active in all of those fields, and that has also participatied in the composition of European and Greek legislations for safe cargo transportation.
Safety Advisor in Dangerous Goods Transport
According to Europian Directive (96/35/ΕΚ) and also to the Greek legislation (FEK 1350/7-11-2000) every company which deals with transportation, loading-unloading, filling, or packing of dangerous goods, must have a certified Safety Advisor–ADR. Moreover in case of assignment any of the above mentioned activities to an external partner, the company should demand the external partner to have a contract with a Safety Goods Advisor – ADR. Our company has the experience and the knowledge to support the companies which are involved in the above mentioned fields and generally in the handling and transportation (via road or sea) of dangerous goods. We undertake the duties of Advisor for safe road transportation of dangerous goods (according to the prescriptions of the relevant legislation) and also the duties of the advisor for maritime transportation (IMDG) of dangerous goods by organizing all the necessary procedures and also the training of the involved employees.
Especially at the field of transportations Group Science has developed tools that for the first time allow the user to deal with checking the legality of the ADR goods transportation.
In cooperation with “Proteas European Program”, Group Science has planned, developed and produced an e-tool that controls the specifications of ADR transportations on the road (road checks N-4313/2014 and 17353/2006). The e-tool will be granted by” Proteas” and it will be available for use by the authorities of Ministry of Transportation.
Also, for the first time in the Greek market, Group Science features a custom made “control-design” e-tool for ADR transportation with the following characteristics:
- It has a minimum initial fixed and one-off cost and a minimum annual subscription, depended on the extend of use (basic edition= one ADR class). Modular extra, the ADR class that the use needs to handle with an optional mode for automatical document issue.
- Substance audit -total legality audit for the transportation- compliance audit- routing and setting of special provisions/ demands- ADR document issue in Greek and English. (TransportofDanderusGoodsDocumentTDG)
- Online use by entering Group Science website (using the assigned username and password), from every laptop , PC and tablet (no need for installation)
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ADR/RID safety advisor
According to the European Legislation, every company that is involved in transportations of dangerous loads is obliged to have a specialist consultant.
Safe Cargο consultants can organize the fleet of the vehicles of a company in which dangerous loads are transported according to the specific legislation (Greek) ΦΕΚ13650/Β’-7/11/2000.
In more detail the provided services consist of the following:
STAGE I: preparation of the methodology to be followed according to the relative Appendix I of the Greek legislation, which in turn consists of the following:
Establishment of the guidelines for noting and marking of the dangerous loads.
Establishment of the specifications for the vehicle needs according to the type of dangerous load.
Establishment of the inspection methods for the cargo transportation as well as for the means of securing the cargo.
Establishment and inspection of the methodology of the loading / unloading.
Establishment of the procedures that should be followed in case of emergency. (Trem Cards)
Establishment of standardized ways of checking the existance of the relative needed documentation in the vehicles.
Training of all the personnel involved to the transportation or the loading of dangerous loads according to the ADR regulation.
STAGE II: Regular checks of the guidelines and used technique which involves:
Provision of advice relative with safe ADR cargo transport.
Yearly report to the company management.
Check of the knowledge /training of the personnel.
Composition of report in case of accident or offence
Renewal and update of the System according to the current legislation which in turn is updated every two years.
IMDG Safety Advisor
The consultants of Safe Cargο within their services for ADR, can provide if it is necessary supplementary support to every company for its maritime transportations in accordance with the code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code).
The consultants of Safe Cargo have the experience and the knowledge of maritime dangerous goods transportation and of all the specifications that rule these special transportation. The consultants are certified for the latest edition of the code (Amendment 37-14 IMDG Code). We also offer a new and pioneer service, the training of the involved employees of a company on the procedures and the requirements of the new code IMDG. This will give to a business a strong advantage as its personnel will be trained in the special features of the demanding field of maritime transportation. Thus the company could avoid costly delays, stops or waits in ports and shipping during routing of the goods.
IATA Safety Advisor
In the case that is required an overall support of a company, namely road transportation (according to ADR), maritime transportation (according to IMDG) and air transportation (according to IATA) of dangerous goods, the consultants of Safe Cargo can provide overall consulting services. Wιth the appropriate certification (Category 3), they can inform responsibly for the specifications and the requirements of the relevant regulation (ΙΑΤΑ 57th edition 2016) and also to prepare all the necessary transportation documents. (shipper’s declaration και shipper/cnee label)
IATA Packing and Labelling
A newly offered service by Safe Cargo in the field of dangerous goods air transportation is the ‘Dangerous Goods Packing and Labelling’. By using the appropriate (according to the legislation) un certified packages and labels, we can pack for you all the dangerous products that you intend to transfer via airplane.
Safe Cargo consultants offer services for the achievement of safe cargo road transportations facing each cargo category individually and proposing the most suitable and ergonomic solutions.
There is a specific procedure after which the personnel of the client’s company have a good understanding of the basic principles and the relative legislation which leads to safe cargo transports according the Legislation. In particular
Audit and checking of the status of the currently used methods of loading as well as the means of securing the cargo.
Audits for the noting the problematic methods and used means of securing the cargo. This is in a consultancy level.
Audits for accidents / damages to or by the cargo during its transportation.
Training of the personnel involved in the cargo transportations by organizing a seminar.
Audits can be organised every some periods (e.g. once a year) to ensure following of the guidelines and any specific needs that may have been introduced (e.g. new products etc).
Safe internal transport and lifting of loads
Lifting and transport of loads is one of the main and yet most hazardous operations within an industrial unit.
Safe cargo has developed and is able to provide a full package for training and consulting regarding the safe internal management of loads. Our goal is to control the procedures and methods that each company practices for loading and its consistency with the European accepted and safe practices.
A most crucial factor for the safe execution of lifting and transport of loads is the training and technical update of the staff involved. The training part of the program “Safe internal management of loads” is conducted in three phases:
Phase 1 – Theoretical training: Training operators and assistants operators of lifting and transportation machinery so as to achieve the fullest technical update and awareness in relation to safety and the risks posed by the use of these machines.
2nd Phase – Practice: Following the theoretical training, operators are tested individually with the same equipment and in a place defined by the company under the supervision of an experienced instructor from Safe Cargo. With this process, employees are evaluated on first level.
Phase 3 – Final evaluation : In the third and last phase, a special committee evaluates the performance of each employee in combination with their profile (education, technical specifications, etc.) and their capacity and competence in each field is determined, in order to receive certification.
Safe storage of dangerous substances
The storage of dangerous materials remains for a lot of companies an issue of high insecurity due to the nature of the material and also the complex legislation frame.
With our service ‘Safe storage of dangerous substances’ our company develops for your business a procedures plan for safe storage and handling of dangerous materials, fully complied to the demands of national and european legislation and adapted to the special characteristics of your company.
- We evaluate the hazard of the stored goods and we propose actions for right positioning and handling them according to the way the warehouse is organized and taking into mind other critical points such as compatibility of goods, packing kinds and the available storage-lifting-transportation systems.
- If necessary we will make proposals for the improvement of the existing equipment, the facilities and the buildings in order to fulfill specific technical standards.
- We develop preventive procedures against employees’ injuries and also against material damage which may occur after an accident during storage-transportation-lifting of goods inside the facilities.
New ISO 39001, aims to the improvement of road safety with further scope the organization of the fleet and the personnel, the reduction of operating cost and in principal the decrease of road accidents. The implementation of ISO 39001 concerns companies which manage a vehicle fleet for their daily operation and also operators of road networks.
The implementation of such a system:
- Ensures that the company conforms to road safety rules minimizing so the risk of accidents.
- Determines the risks that are hidden in the operation of the company due to road transportation and designs methods and procedures to minimize these risks. This way there is an improvement to the operation and to the image of the business to the market and its clients.
- Determines aims relevant to safe road indexes and by monitoring these aims and indexes the company has secondary profits (eco driving, best route etc.)
- Proves the company’s commitment for road safety and also for responsible/qualitive/safe management of the fleet.
Our company can support the development and the design of such a quality system with main axes functionality and efficiency in its implementation. Our extensive experience in the development of such systems for loading issues (see πελατολόγιο), gives us applied rules and tools which do not charge a company, but helps it to obey the rules which are obligatory. By avoiding conforming to these rules, there is a constant fear and anxiety of an accident (see Ασφάλεια Φόρτωσης) either because of fines or delays for example to the delivery of goods. All these can disappear by the establishment of certain procedures.
Licensing of warehouses and industries
Safe cargo is in the position to guide you throughout the entire process of licensing for warehouses intended for the storage of hazardous materials (flammable, explosive, toxic, etc.),by contacting the necessary study according to each case:
- Enviromental impact assessment studies
- Electro- mechanical studies
- Seveso studies
- Fire protection studies for industrial-storage facilities
Installations and Equipment studies
The consultants of Safe Cargo have an extensive experience and specialized knowledge on industrial production and logistics. Therefore we can undertake the planning of all these tasks.
The service ‘Installation and Equipment study’ gives to a company the ability to understand the mistakes in its function processes and also to recognize the aspects which can be or should be improved. After this initial inspection there will be the opportunity to carry out a reformation plan for the internal handling of loads and their transportation.
Following the check, and depending on the requirements, we can proposed either an initial action plan with timetable, techno-economical analysis and feasibility study or/and after the approval of the above mentioned action plan, we can perform the final design of new facilities and infrastructures (depot, warehouse, crane bridges, lifting equipment, forklifts etc.)
Seminars for Executives & employees
SAFE CARGO thanks to its extensive training experience in this particular field, has ready training ‘kits’ for the following subjects.
- Code ADR 2015
- Code IMDG Amendment 37-14)
- Safe Road Transportation of Goods
- Development and Configuration of a System for safe transportation of loads
- Safe internal management of loads
- Road Safety
- Safe storage of dangerous oe/and chemical substances
We can also prepare special training seminars ‘custom made’, according to the level and the requirements of each client.
Almost all the seminars are offered in two levels.
- For Executives (the seminar has mainly administrative characteristics (responsibilities, legislation etc. and less technical
- For Employees (the seminar has more technical characteristics.
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