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
If you decide to complete this course, you will be taught on the following:
- Safe unloading of vehicles
- The unloading and carriage of explosives
- The classification, definition & packaging and labelling of explosives
- The necessary measures to execute in the event of an incident involving explosives
2 Start training Ltd are members of The National Dangerous Goods Training Consortium. A nationwide network of professional training schools providing high standards of training delivered only by experienced instructors.
You will be taught by highly skilled professionals, who will give you all the skills and knowledge that you need to pass your test.
The duration of your Class 1 Explosives Course will completely depend on your current skills level and different requirements. Our Class 1 Course is typically a 1-day course.
You can complete this course at all of our training depots, which includes centres in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing.
Additionally, you can complete this course on one of your sites, using your equipment, if you meet the requirements. In order to complete training on one of your sites, you need to have a training room that is suitable for the number of delegates completing the course. Also, all delegates will be required to wear PPE as per the company’s internal risk assessments.
For more information on the requirements for completing training on your site, click the link to read our Facilities and Equipment Requirements Guide.