Important information related to COVID-19 restrictions
On the extension of the validity of certificates of safety consultants for dangerous goods (advisors) in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
On 9 March 2021, the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia in conformity with Section 1.5.1 of Appendix C to the Convention on International Carriage by Rail (COTIF), Section 1.5.1, Section 5 of the Law on the Circulation of Dangerous Goods and the mandate of the President of Ministers of 4 March 2021. No. .24 signed the multilateral agreement RID 1/2021 (in Latvian, English) proposed by Germany.
The Multilateral Agreement RID 1/2021 provides that certificates of safety advisors (advisors) for dangerous goods expiring between 1 March 2020 and 1 September 2021 shall be valid in the RID 1/2021 signatory Member States, including Latvia, until 30 September 2021.
The Multilateral Agreement RID 1/2021 also provides that the term of validity of certificates of safety consultants for dangerous goods (advisors) may be extended for a period of five years from the date of their initial expiry date, provided that their holders have completed the appropriate training course and passed an appropriate examination before 1 October 2021.
Detailed information on the countries applying the derogations provided for in the Agreement RID 1/2021 is available on the OTIF website.
We previously informed that the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia signed the Multilateral Agreement RID 1/2020 on 25 March 2020 and signed the Multilateral Agreement RID 6/2020 on 2 December 2020. The agreements ensured that the certificates of safety advisors (advisors) for dangerous goods expiring between 1 March 2020 and 1 February 2021 were valid in the signatory RID Member States until 28 February 2021. . Consequently, the multilateral agreement RID 1/2021 extends the certificate extended by the multilateral agreements RID 1/2020 and RID 6/2020 again until 30 September 2021.