ADR TRAINING

ADR Training & Certification

It is required by UK law, that all drivers that carry dangerous goods by road, must undertake ADR training, in order to ensure they are able to do so safely.

Total Compliance are experts in transport training and compliance and we are approved ADR training providers.

What is ADR training?

UK law requires drivers carrying dangerous goods by road to undergo ADR training to ensure safe transportation. The ADR course covers both initial training and refresher training. Total Compliance is a nationwide transport training and compliance expert, and is an approved ADR training provider with two Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (DGSA) on the team.

ADR stands for "Accord européen sur le transport des marchandises Dangereuses par Route" in French, which translates to "European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road" in English. It is a European agreement that sets the rules for the safe transportation of dangerous goods by road in Europe. The ADR training is a requirement for drivers carrying dangerous goods by road to ensure they can do so safely, as per the regulations set by the agreement.

Who needs ADR training?

ADR training and certification is mandatory in the UK for drivers who operate vehicles carrying tanks, certain tank components, and certain dangerous goods in packages. The drivers must attend an approved ADR training course and hold a valid ADR Vocational Training Licence issued by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

This is to ensure that drivers carrying such goods, can do so safely and that they are equipped
with the following:

  • An awareness of the hazards in the carriage of dangerous goods
  • The steps they can take in order to reduce the likelihood of an incident from occurring
  • The measures required to protect their own safety and that of the public and the environment, in the event that an incident does occur
  • Individual practical experience of any actions they will need to take

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When you book with Total Compliance, we also send you a FREE Toolbox Talk or update each 6 months after the course completion as a refresher and update to any changes in regulations.

Are there different ADR courses?

Yes, there are up to four elements to ADR training:

  • The first is what is known as the ‘core’ module, and is required by all drivers that carry dangerous goods (this includes some emergency first aid and fire extinguisher use)
  • The second element is the class modules. Drivers/companies can choose which ADR classes they want to be certified for and these range from one to nine and can be all nine or just one depending on the driver’s role or goods carried
  • The third element is the ‘packages’ module, which is required by all drivers that carry dangerous goods in packages which are in scope of ADR regulations
  • The fourth element is ‘tanks’ and this is for those who drive tankers carrying dangerous substances

What are the Categories of Dangerous Goods that are Covered?

The UK categorizes dangerous goods into 9 classes, as specified in the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations 2009:

  1. Explosives
  2. Gases
  3. Flammable liquids
  4. Flammable solids
  5. Oxidising substances and organic peroxides
  6. Toxic and infectious substances
  7. Radioactive materials
  8. Corrosive substances
  9. Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles (such as magnetised materials,
    spontaneously combustible substances, etc.)

These classes are based on the nature and properties of the dangerous goods, and the training for each class may vary based on the specific hazards involved.

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What are the learning outcomes?

  • Satisfy the legal responsibilities in respect of the carriage of dangerous goods
  • Awareness of the hazards arising in the carriage of dangerous goods
  • Awareness of dangerous goods legislation
  • Safety measures when transporting dangerous goods
  • Knowledge of incidents that can happen
  • Actions in the event of an incident

Are there exams?

Yes, and we are approved by the SQA to provide the course and provide formal examinations.

Do we get a qualification and certificate?

Yes, this course is certificated by Total Compliance, and results will be supplied by the SQA exam board. Successful passing of the exams lasts for 5 years, and courses are recommended to be retaken with exams in year 4 for continuation.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION

From Total Compliance (if required) when completing the core course for completed 'Basic Emergency First Aid Training' and 'Fire Extinguisher Training'.

How long is the course?

Course lengths vary as follows:

  • ADR Core & Packages Course – 3.5 days including exams
  • ADR Core, Packages & Tanks Course – 5 days including exams
  • ADR Tanks add on course – 1.5 days including exam

You may also select only the classes of dangerous goods you wish to be trained in and appropriate time and exam allocation can be advised.

Do we get driver CPC hours?

Yes, you can claim for driver CPC hours directly from the DVLA, however these are not uploaded in the usual way so you will be advised how to do this once the course has been completed.

We Offer The Following ADR Training Courses:

ADR Core & Packages Course 

  • Core Module
  • Packages Module
  • Class 2 - Flammable and non-flammable gases
  • Class 3 - Flammable liquids
  • Class 4 - Flammable substances
  • Class 5 - Oxidising agents/organic peroxides
  • Class 6 - Toxic and infectious substances
  • Class 8 - Corrosives
  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous substances

Course Duration: 3.5 days

Course Cost: £545 plus VAT

Does Cost Include Exam Fee? Yes

Is Course CPC Eligible? Yes, up to 14hrs

ADR Core, Packages & Tanks Course 

  • Core Module
  • Packages Module
  • Class 2 - Flammable and non-flammable gases
  • Class 3 - Flammable liquids
  • Class 4 - Flammable substances
  • Class 5 - Oxidising agents/organic peroxides
  • Class 6 - Toxic and infectious substances
  • Class 8 - Corrosives
  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous substances
  • Tanks Module

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Cost: £695 plus VAT

Does Cost Include Exam Fee? Yes

Is Course CPC Eligible? Yes, up to 14hrs

ADR Tanks Add On Course 

For drivers who have already undertaken the core ADR training.

  • Tanks Module

Course Duration: 1.5 days

Course Cost: £190 plus VAT

Does Cost Include Exam Fee? Yes

Is Course CPC Eligible? Yes, up to 7hrs

Where Are The Courses Held?

We regularly run open courses at our training facility in Grantham, but we can also deliver the courses on your own premises, across the UK.

Group bookings (maximum of 12 per course)

Trainers deliver the course at your premises - £795 per day plus VAT and exams depending on the classes covered

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call us on: 0345 9001312, fill in the enquiry form on this page or email dgsa@totalcompliance.co.uk or info@totalcompliance.co.uk.