What is ADR?

ADR regulations and training are designed to make sure that dangerous goods can be safely transported by road, and transporting them is only performed by competent and ADR compliant drivers and vehicles.

The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) has been around since 1968 and is overseen by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). It is reviewed every two years to ensure that it still applies to new advances in technology and is strictly policed.

Most European countries are signed up to ADR and will implement their own safety measures through national legislation, which must be obeyed when crossing into or through those countries.

What is ADR

What is the purpose of ADR training?

Our ADR training courses are designed to ensure that all of our students receive the knowledge and skills that they need to safely transport dangerous goods and to identify any practices that could lead to unsafe situations. Those who successfully pass their ADR training course will receive their certification which will enable them to transport dangerous goods by road (that is specific to the course they have completed).

ADR driving is a highly specific field of logistical transportation; therefore, it is vital that delegates have the correct ADR licence and training for the type of hazardous substances that they are planning on driving/transporting.

We offers the following components of ADR training:

These courses will enable you to transport dangerous goods safely and to identify any practices that could lead to unsafe circumstances. If you need more information on which level training you need, our team are able to advise you on taking the correct ADR training course at our Southampton centre.

ADR Class 2 (gases)
Class 3 (flammable liquids)
Class 4 (flammable solids)
Class 5 (oxidising agents)
Class 6 (toxics)
Class 8 (corrosives)
Class 9 (miscellaneous)
Core, packages and tanks
Class 1 (explosives)
Class 7 (radioactive materials)
Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor training (DGSA)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need ADR certification?

Under ADR legislation, if you are driving a vehicle with a tank, tank components or carrying packages that contain certain types of dangerous goods, you will be required by law to hold a vocational certificate showing that you are qualified to do so. This certificate is also referred to as an ‘ADR certificate’.

Any driver who will be carrying dangerous goods in their vehicle must complete an approved basic ADR training course. This course will give drivers vital information and skills so that they:

  • Are aware of hazards that arise when carrying dangerous goods.
  • Are able to reduce the likelihood of an incident occurring.
  • Will be able to take measures to protect themselves, the public and the environment to limit the negative effects of any incidents that may take place.
  • Have practical experience of any actions they will need to take in order to have a safe journey.

Are able to safely load and unload the vehicle, as well as make manoeuvres with minimal risk.

How do I get an ADR certificate?

To gain your certification, you will need to pass a training course at a registered centre, such as 2 Start Ltd, ensuring that the course you have taken covers everything you will need for future transport loads. To help with this, we have arranged different packages available.

How long is my certification valid for?

Your certification will be valid for up to 5 years and must be renewed before you can continue to drive after this period. In order to continue driving, you will need to complete a Refresher course.

Where can I complete my ADR training?

We have ADR training courses available for you to book online now at all 4 of our training depots. This includes locations in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing, giving us good coverage of the surrounding areas including Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex regions.

Related Information

ADR Training Portsmouth

ADR training Reading

ADR training Worthing

ADR Training Southampton