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 will cover the following:
- Class 2 (Gases)
- Class 3 (Flammable Liquids)
- Class 4 (Flammable Solids)
- Class 5 (Oxidising Agents)
- Class 6 (Toxics)
- Class 8 (Corrosives)
- Class 9 (Miscellaneous)
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 course will depend on which one of our ADR courses you decide to complete. If you choose our ADR Core, Packages & Tanks Course, it will take you 5 days to complete your training.
Training will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with exams on a Thursday. Candidates completing the tanker module will continue with the course on Thursday with further lectures then on Friday, finishing with the tanker exam.
This course is available to be completed at all 4 of our training depots, which includes depots in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing covering the Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex regions.
Furthermore, training can also be completed on one of your sites, using your facilities. There are a number of requirements you need to meet in order for training to be completed on one of your sites, which includes factors such as having adequate classroom space for the number of candidates completing the course.
If you want more information on how your ADR training can be completed on your site, using your facilities, click the link to read our Facilities and Equipment Requirements Guide.