ADR Driver Training Courses UK
What is ADR?
ADR is The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, it is a framework agreed by all states in Europe for the safe transportation of goods that can be hazardous to man, property and the environment. In meeting the requirements of ADR, training is required for drivers and others who are involved in moving dangerous goods.
WHAT VEHICLE TYPES ARE COVERED?
Until 2007 it was only applicable for drivers who were delivering goods in vehicles above 3.5 tonne GVW to have the appropriate ADR Driver Training Certificate, since 2007 any vehicle carrying dangerous goods are now ‘in scope’. In some circumstances this will also include the need of the vehicle to be type approved, this would be for tankers and those carrying explosives and radioactive materials.
WHAT IS ADR TRAINING?
A minimum 3 day course is required for most ADR training; it covers the core principles of carrying dangerous goods correctly and safely and the properties of the classes of goods being carried.
During the ADR training, students will not only be tested on their theoretical understanding, but will undergo 3 practical exercises including:
- What to do in an emergency
- Use of Fire extinguishers
- Basic Emergency first aid
ADR training consists of different modules, depending on the dangerous goods being carried; all courses must include the core module and can then be supplemented by specific class or vehicle type ADR training.
The most cost effective and usual route for companies who carry many different goods in packages and bulk (tippers) is to take the following modules:
- Core, Packages and Bulk, Classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9
For tanker companies, such as the petroleum industry, the following would be taken:
- Core, Class 3 and Tankers
The route taken is entirely your choice, we will be happy to discuss your specific needs.
Radioactive Materials Class 7
We now conduct initial and refresher training for radioactive materials.
CAN ANY COMPANY CARRY OUT ADR TRAINING?
No only DSA licensed companies can provide ADR training, they are continually vetted by the Scottish Qualification Authority to ensure that the basic standards are being met and the training is being conducted correctly.
The National Dangerous Goods Training Consortium (NDGTC) are the largest ADR training consortium, providing the members with the latest and highest quality training materials, along with additional verification visits to ensure that not only are the basics being met, but best practice training methods are being used.
As members of the NDGTC with over 20 years experience in the safe movement of dangerous goods, the instructors at Llewellyn Europe will ensure your staff are trained at the highest standard possible for your ADR training.
Our ADR courses may also contribute to 21 hours or the Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC).
For more information on ADR Driver Training Courses in Wellingborough and throughout the UK please contact us. Our services are not limited to ADR Training alone, we also provide DGSA and MSDS services.