Safe Delivery Guides
Learn from our experience. Our members have decades of experience safely dealing with bitumen. We have prepared Safe Delivery Guides for a number of different regions, outlining the relevant legal and safety data for each country. Each guide contains a clear definition of the responsibilities of all parties involved in the transport of bitumen as well as a summary of best practices, collected by the local specialists in our Eurobitume member organisations. Based on experience in France, Germany, the UK and the USA, they are available in local language editions (see below). In addition to reflecting European legal requirements and ADR regulations, national editions usually include an extra section on any applicable local regulations.
- Basic delivery site conditions
- Personal protective equipment
- Delivery vehicle equipment
- Operation and maintenance of storage tanks and associated pipework
- Procedures for deliveries
- Bitumen discharge permits
- Training in handling and transportation
- Advice on treating bitumen burns
- Site and delivery audits
- Risk assessment
Standard European Edition
This edition, in English, contains general guidelines for Europe as a whole, referring to existing EU Health, Safety & Environmental legislation. Users should compare with local conditions and regulations and add any specific national requirements that are not included.
Download Standard European Edition
This safe delivery guide in French and Dutch includes a section detailing additional national requirements that apply in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg. A questionnaire designed to be used in conjunction with the Benelux guide is also available in both languages. This Excel tool can help those responsible for the delivery process to assess their alignment with the recommendations contained in the guide.
Download Guide French version
Download Questionnaire French version
Download Guide Dutch version
Download Questionnaire Dutch version
This French-language document applies only to France as it contains provisions applicable to specific French regulations.
Download French version
This German-language document applies only to Germany as it contains provisions applicable to specific German regulations.
Download German version
This safe delivery guide in Portuguese includes a section detailing additional national requirements for Portugal.
Download Portuguese version
This safe delivery guide in Spanish includes a section detailing additional national requirements for Spain.
Download Spanish version
This is the safe delivery guide that applies specifically to the United Kingdom.
Download UK version
- Guidance for Safe Bitumen Tank Management
- Toolbox talks
- Guidance on safety footwear for bitumen delivery
- Guidance on the design and use of ground-based pumps
- New hot storage tank construction guidelines
- Industry best practice guidance on the manufacture, maintenance and use of bitumen tank vehicles
All our HSE Guidance documentation can be accessed via our publication page to ensure you select the right country and language.