ADR training and moving dangerous goods by road is governed by international regulations and is strictly policed. Most European countries are signed up to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). Each country that complies with ADR implements specific safety measures through its own national legislation.
The purpose of ADR is to ensure that dangerous goods (including clinical and other dangerous waste) being carried by road can cross international borders freely, as long as goods, vehicles and drivers comply with its provisions. ADR has been in force since 1968 and is administered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). It’s updated every 2 years to take account of technological advances.
Driver ADR training certificates required under ADR
Under the European Agreement on ADR, drivers of vehicles with tanks and certain tank components, and some drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages, must hold a special vocational certificate, sometimes referred to informally as an ‘ADR Certificate’.
All drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods must attend an approved basic ADR training course. These courses equip drivers with information and tools so that they:
- are aware of the hazards in the carriage of dangerous goods
- can take steps to reduce the likelihood of an incident taking place
- can take all necessary measures for their own safety and that of the public and the environment to limit the effects of any incident that does occur
- have individual practical experience of the actions they will need to take
What qualifications do I need before ADR training?
To attend this course, you will need a full UK driving licence.
What classes are covered in the ADR training courses?
Class 1 – Explosives
Class 2 – Gases
Class 3 – Flammable Liquids
Class 4 – Flammable solids
Class 5 – Oxidizing agents
Class 6 – Toxics
Class 7 – Radioactive
Class 8 – Corrosive substances
Class 9 – Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
We offer the following types of ADR Training:
ADR Classes 2,3,4,5,6,8,9 in Core Packages & Tanks
Class 1 Explosives
Class 7 Radioactive
ADR training is available at all our branches. For more about our ADR Training courses contact the office on 02392 123555.