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
This course covers:
- Safe packaging, handling, loading and stowage of the radioactive materials
- Hazards related to ionising radiation
- The necessary measures to execute in the event of an accident involving radioactive materials
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.
The length of your ADR Class 7 course will depend on your specific requirements and current skill levels. Our ADR Class 7 course is usually a 1-day course.
This course is available at all of our depots which includes Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing locations, covering Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex areas.
This course can also be completed at your site, using your equipment and facilities. To complete your training on one of your sites there are some requirements that you need to reach: you need to have a classroom big enough for all the candidates taking part in the course and all delegates will be required to wear PPE as per the company’s internal risk assessments.
Click the link to read our Facilities and Equipment Requirements Guide explaining how you can complete training on your site.