ADR dangerous goods

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009

  • Fully funded via PLA, subject to eligibility*

  • 5 days

Moving dangerous goods by road is governed by international regulations and is strictly policed. Most European countries are signed up to ADR. Each country which complies with ADR implements specific safety measures through its own national legislation.

* These courses are being supported by PLA funding and are fully funded if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are over 19 years of age
  • You live in Wales
  • You earn no more than £29,534 Gross
  • You are not actively doing any other training supported by PLA ( individuals can only embark on one PLA funded course at a time)
  • You are not currently completing a Higher Education or apprenticeship program
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ADR ensures that any dangerous goods transported by road can cross international borders freely if the goods, vehicles and drivers comply with its rules.

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.

The CDG Regulations require that the operator of any motor vehicle which is engaged in the carriage of dangerous goods shall ensure that the driver of the vehicle has received adequate instruction and training to enable them to understand:

  • The nature of the danger to which particular dangerous goods may give rise and the action to be taken in an emergency
  • Their duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

This requires the driver to attend an approved course of training and successfully complete an examination which will provide a Vocational Training Certificate, better known as ADR.

Since September 2010, a new qualification has been introduced as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

You will compete a written assessment onsite.

There are no formal entry requirements, but you must hold a full car driving licence.

You can go on to obtain your Category C and Category C+E licences.

You must attend refresher training prior to 5 weeks before your existing ADR Certificate expires. If training is left until after this date, you will need to attend a full Initial Training Course again in order to obtain an ADR Certificate. Candidates for refresher training may only receive training on the modules which are covered on their existing ADR Vocational Driver Training certificate.

ADR ensures that any dangerous goods transported by road can cross international borders freely if the goods, vehicles and drivers comply with its rules.

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.

The CDG Regulations require that the operator of any motor vehicle which is engaged in the carriage of dangerous goods shall ensure that the driver of the vehicle has received adequate instruction and training to enable them to understand:

  • The nature of the danger to which particular dangerous goods may give rise and the action to be taken in an emergency
  • Their duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

This requires the driver to attend an approved course of training and successfully complete an examination which will provide a Vocational Training Certificate, better known as ADR.

Since September 2010, a new qualification has been introduced as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

You will compete a written assessment onsite.

There are no formal entry requirements, but you must hold a full car driving licence.

You can go on to obtain your Category C and Category C+E licences.

You must attend refresher training prior to 5 weeks before your existing ADR Certificate expires. If training is left until after this date, you will need to attend a full Initial Training Course again in order to obtain an ADR Certificate. Candidates for refresher training may only receive training on the modules which are covered on their existing ADR Vocational Driver Training certificate.

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