ADR training Southampton

Are you thinking about completing some ADR training in Southampton? Look no further as 2 Start Training Southampton is the perfect location for you to complete your training! We have a variety of ADR training courses available for you to book online now, with a range of different ADR classes available, we will have the ideal course for you!

Our Southampton depot has helped thousands of students gain their desired qualifications since it opened and has become the go-to place for driver and logistics training in Southampton and the surrounding areas.

This depot has not only allowed us to cater our training for students in Southampton, but it has enabled us to help hundreds of more students in the surrounding towns such as Romsey, Test Valley, Hedge End, Winchester and much more!

What is ADR training?

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

Why train with 2 Start?

Dedicated and fully equipped classroom facilities.
Show employers that you have a high standard of ADR training.
Taught by highly qualified and experienced ADR instructors.

Southampton training facilities

Those delegates who opt to complete their ADR training at our Southampton depot will complete their sessions in our air-conditioned and clean classroom facilities. This enables our students to complete their training in an undisturbed and comfortable training environment.

Furthermore, our Southampton depot has an impressive fleet of training vehicles, all of which include air-conditioning and automatic gearboxes. We also have our own dedicated on-site reversing facilities, allowing our students to practice their reversing exercises.

ADR Training facilities

Our Southampton training centre offers the following components of ADR training:

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

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.

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 and safe to do so. This certificate is also referred to as an ‘ADR certificate’.

Any driver who will be carrying dangerous goods in their vehicles 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 incident 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 at 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 a range of different packages available.

When do I need to get my ADR certification?

You must get your certification before you transport any dangerous goods by road. The certification is valid for five years and must be renewed before continuing to drive.

Where to get ADR training in Southampton

We offer ADR training at all of our Grade 1 approved SQA training centres, including our Southampton branch, which is based in the beautiful market village of Romsey. Getting to this branch is simple, as it has easy access from the M27 and M3 motorways. The classrooms are air-conditioned and have up-to-date technological equipment, which allows us to deliver interactive course content. Our qualified course leaders have vast technical and practical experience in driving with dangerous goods.

Our location

Our Southampton depot is situated in Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY.