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Singapore Revised Standard for Transport of Dangerous Goods

The Singapore Standards Council recently issued the second revision of Part 1 of the SS 586 series — Transport and Storage of Dangerous Goods.

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September 8, 2021

by Thuy Dang, senior regulatory specialist, UL’s Supply Chain team 

The Singapore Standards Council recently issued the second revision to Part 1 of the SS 586 series for the transport and storage of dangerous goods. 

The SS 586 series consists of three parts regarding specifications for hazard communication for hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods as follows:

  • SS 586 - 1: 2021, Part 1 
  • SS 586 - 2: 2014, Part 2
  • SS 586 - 3: 2008 (2014), Part 3 

SS 586 - 1: 2021 provides the hazard types and labels to be used for the classification of dangerous goods as adopted from the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNRTDG) Orange Book, 20th revised edition. The standard applies only to the storage and transport of dangerous goods on land and not by sea and air. 

This version provides more alignment with normative references, terms and definitions as per the UNRTDG. Annex A in the standard concerning storage and transport placards for dangerous goods was reproduced from the UNRTDG book. Additionally, in comparison to the 2014 version, the storage and transportation labeling requirements with tables from national authorities, such as the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the National Environment Agency and the Singapore Police Force, were added and further clarified.

Recommended actions

  • Review the free preview of the standard for more content of interest.
  • Follow this standard if it applies to you (manufacturers, importers, suppliers, users and service providers). Please note that the copyrighted standard must be purchased directly from Enterprise Singapore, the official government agency distributing Singaporean standards. 


Singapore Standards - SS 586 - 1: 2021 Specification for hazard communication for hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods - Part 1: Transport and storage of dangerous goods.

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