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.
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.
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 able to safely load and unload the vehicle, as well as make manoeuvres with minimal risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth), Unit 4 Shawcross Ind Est, Ackworth Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5HU
Call: 02392 123555
2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975
2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Ind Est, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861
2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410