ADR training Portsmouth

Are you looking to complete ADR training in Portsmouth? Our Hilsea training centre is the ideal place for candidates to complete their ADR training! We have a wide range of ADR training courses and classes available for you to complete at our Portsmouth centre, all of which are taught by industry professionals who are both dedicated and qualified in ADR training.

We have been supplying driver and logistic training in Portsmouth for over 12 years, having helped thousands of students pass their courses and gain their desired certifications. We have established ourselves as the number one logistics and driver training provider in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas!

Our Portsmouth depot has allowed us to supply training not just for the students in Portsmouth, but for the surrounding areas too which include Hilsea, Fareham, Havant, Waterlooville, Portchester and Chichester.

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?

Air-conditioned and undisturbed classroom training facilities.
Prove to employers that you have a high standard of ADR training.
Learn from qualified industry experts.

Portsmouth training facilities

Those candidates who wish to complete their ADR training at our Portsmouth site will have access to our industry-leading training facilities. Our ADR classes are taught in our fully equipped and air-conditioned classroom facilities, giving our students a dedicated and undisturbed space to complete their learning.

Additionally, our Portsmouth depot is home to an arsenal of immaculate training vehicles, all of which are automatic and air-conditioned. We also have dedicated on-site reversing facilities where our students can practice their reversing manoeuvres.

ADR Training facilities

Our Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth depot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need my 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 are we located?

Our Portsmouth site is situated in Unit 4 Shawcross Ind Est, Hilsea.