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 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.
The length of your course will depend on which one of our ADR training courses you chose to take. If you complete our ADR Training Core & Packages Course, it will take you 3.5-days to complete this course.
This course is comprised of lectures and practical demonstrations, with training taking place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with exams on Thursday.
We are able to give you the opportunity to complete this course at any one of our training centres which includes locations in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing.
Additionally, this course can be completed on one of your sites, using your facilities. There are some requirements that you will need to meet if you wish to complete training on your own site, which includes: a training room big enough for the number of candidates completing the course and all delegates will need to wear PPE as per the company’s internal risk assessments.
If you want more information on how training can be completed on your site, using your equipment, click the link to read our Facilities and Equipment Requirements Guide.