Glossary

Term Meaning
ADR Accord Dangereux Routier (European regulation concerning the international transport of dangerous goods by road)
API Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (for MHRA)
ATEX Directives describing equipment and work environment in an explosive atmosphere.  Derived from - Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosibles.
BBS Behaviour Based Safety
BRC British Retail Consortium (standard for Food Safety)
CA Competent Authority (the public bodies that enforce COMAH)
CBA Chemical Business Association
CHIP The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (now redundant, replaced by CLP)
CLP The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations
COMAH Control of Major Accident Hazards
CPC Certificate of Professional Competence
DGN Dangerous Goods Note
DGSA Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
EA Environment Agency
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
GDP Good Distribution Practice
GHS Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (from which CLP is taken)
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice
HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
HSE Health & Safety Executive
IATA International Air Transport Association
IBC Intermediate Bulk Container
IMDG International Maritime Dangerous Goods
IMO International Maritime Organisation
ISO22000 International standard that specific requirements for Food Safety
ISO9001 International standard that specific requirements for a quality management system (QMS)
LOLER The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
LQ Limited Quantity
MHRA Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
OTIF On Time in Full
PSPI Process Safety Performance Indicators
REACH Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals
RHA Road Haulage Association
SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
SOLAS The Safety of Life at Sea Convention
SQAS Sustainability & Quality Assessment System
SSCC Serial Shipping Container Code
TMS Transport Management System
UKWA UK Warehousing Association
UN No. Four digit numbers that identify dangerous goods, as defined by the United Nations
WMS Warehouse Managment System