The carriage of dangerous goods by road in Malta is regulated through the Motor Vehicles (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) Regulations - S.L. 65.22 which transposes Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive stipulates that all carriage of dangerous goods within the European Union shall comply with the Annexes to the European Agreement on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods, also known as the ADR.
The Annexes to the ADR regulate a wide range of aspects related to the carriage of dangerous goods, including the following:
ADR Chapter 9.1 stipulates that certain types of dangerous goods shall be carried only by means the ADR vehicles listed below:
Undertakings shall ensure that the following documents are available when applying for the registration of an ADR vehicle for use on Maltas roads:
|Type of Vehicle||Certificate of Conformity (COC) showing vehicles compliance with ADR requirements||Valid ADR Certificate issued by Member State where vehicle was first registered|
|2nd hand imported from an EU Member State||Yes|
|2nd hand imported from a 3rd country (non EU)||Yes|
Undertakings needing to register an ADR Vehicle for use in Malta shall follow the instructions available here.
Transport Malta, in compliance with ADR 9.1.3 issues certificates of approval for any ADR vehicle which is registered for the first time in Malta (i.e. was never registered before in any other EU Member State).
Vehicles imported from other Member States retain the ADR Approval Certificates issued by the competent authority of the Member State where they were first registered.
ADR Approval Certificates are issued for the following vehicles, as long as they comply with the ADR requirements:
The ADR Approval Certificates for tractor units and for the motorised part of rigid-body trucks are renewable on a yearly basis. Undertakings needing to renew the ADR Approval Certificate for their vehicle(s) need to:
Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (DGSA) are certified to provide advice to undertakings whose activities include the consignment, carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods, to monitor compliance with legal requirements and to ensure the preparation of an annual report. The detailed provisions regarding the role of a DGSA for carriage by road are listed in ADR 1.8.3.
The following types of undertakings must appoint a DGSA:
DGSAs certified by Transport Malta, as well as those certified by the competent authorities of other EU Member States, may offer their services in Malta.
To obtain a DGSA certification issued by Transport Malta, a person shall:
The DGSA certificate is valid for 5 years, at the end of the which the holder would need to undergo a recertification process involving the same training and tests required for new applicants.
A list of certified DGSAs available to offer their services may be found here
Drivers of vehicles used for the carriage of dangerous goods need to be certified for this purpose. This certification is structures in a number of separate modules. Applicants may choose to request certification under one or more modules, as per below:
Persons wishing to obtain this certification shall:
The certificate for drivers of vehicles used for the carriage of dangerous goods has a validity nof 5 years, after which holder shall undergo a recertification process involving the same training and tests required for new applicants.
Application forms, or any related communication, may be submitted with Transport Malta using any of the following methods:
By hand at Transport Maltas offices, from Monday to Friday between 07:30 and 14:00, at:
By phone on:
By email via:
This Data Protection Privacy Notice shall apply to all personal data related to these licences.