The cost of ADR training does vary based on multiple factors, for example, if you just require a single ADR Class or a complete ADR Training package that covers all of the ADR Classes from 1 to 9 or maybe just a specialist area like ADR Class 1 (Explosives) and ADR Class 7 (Radioactive) for example.
So to answer “How much does ADR training cost”, well it really will range depending on your requirements, but will be between £350 to £1575 as a guide based on our current prices at the time of writing this in early 2023.
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So if you are considering our ADR training course or maybe just not sure which course is right for you, our team of friendly advisors are on hand to help and answer any queries you may have.
What is ADR?
An ADR licence is the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, which most European countries have signed up to, each country that complies with ADR has introduced its own safety precautions through its national legislation.
ADR training is a highly specific and niche field, that requires specialist training. If you chose to take an ADR course here at 2 Start, we will give you extensive knowledge and skills on how to deal with dangerous substances and enable you to achieve your ADR licence.
The type of ADR training that you need will affect the cost that you will pay for your training. At 2 Start we supply a range of different ADR courses at varying price points. This allows us to cater the training to your specific needs, whether you’re a driver, packer or anyone who handles hazardous goods.
Who needs ADR training?
First and foremost, ADR training is a legal requirement for those impacted by its coverage.
Although it is believed that only those who transport goods by road need to complete ADR training, this is not true.
Anyone who’s involved in the process will need to complete some form of ADR training, which can include those who package hazardous substances and the forklift drivers who transport the goods from the warehouse to the truck, to name a few.
The different types of ADR training we provide
- ADR – Classes 2,3,4,5,6,8 & 9
- All Classes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 & 9
- ADR Class 1 – Explosives only
- ADR Class 7 – Radioactive only
- ADR Training – Core, Packages & tanks
- Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA)
How long does an ADR certificate last?
An ADR licence is valid for up to 5 years, by which point you will be required to carry out an ADR licence renewal or refresher course. In order to remain compliant, you will need valid adr certification.
Carrying a valid ADR card is a legal requirement.
2 Start would recommend you undertake your retraining to remain compliant with the ADR regulations at least 2 months (6-8 weeks) before your expiration date to allow for your new card to arrive in time. However, you can begin to refresh your ADR training within the last 12 months before your ADR cards expiration date.
It is important for you to remain compliant so that you can keep up to date with new technology and legislative changes that could have occurred since you gained your licence. Furthermore, it will help increase the safety of you and those around you when transporting hazardous goods by road.
If you are planning on driving/transporting hazardous substances by vehicle then you will need the relevant licencing for the vehicle in which you are going to drive. Therefore, if you are planning on moving products by car you will need a full driver’s licence. This could potentially add on costs for you if you don’t have a driver’s licence, as you’ll need to pay for driving lessons and a test as well as your ADR training. Additionally, depending on the size of your vehicle whether it be a lorry or tanker you will need to have an LGV licence. We provide both LGV 1 and LGV 2 training here at 2 Start.