Carrying ANY amount of the 9 categories of dangerous goods, does mean you still need to comply with ADR regulations even if you are carrying below the quantity thresholds.
The quantity threshold is determined by the category of dangerous goods you are carrying and varies for each one. The 9 categories are then broken down into transport categories which are:
- Category 0
- Category 1
- Category 1A
- Category 2
- Category 2A
- Category 3
- Category 4
Even when you carry below the threshold for the type of dangerous goods, you still need to provide all your staff that come into contact with any of them, the ADR Awareness Training.
ADR Regulations cover drivers, packers, fillers, loaders and unloaders. The training must include:
- awareness training, covering the general requirements of ADR
- function-specific training, covering the detailed requirements of ADR and (where relevant) other modes of transport
- safety training, covering the hazards and dangers presented by dangerous goods and awareness of safe handling and emergency response procedures commensurate with the degree of risk of injury or exposure arising from an incident involving carriage of dangerous goods
Details of all training should be kept by the employer and employee. Training must be verified when starting a new job, and there should be periodic refresher courses taking account of changes in the law.
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