Dangerous goods are substances and articles which have been identified as hazardous for transport and present a risk to people, property and the environment. A driver transporting dangerous goods by road in most tankers, large tank containers, in bulk or in packages over a given amount, can only do so if in possession of an ADR Driver Training Qualification issued by the SQA on behalf of the Dept. for Transport.
The qualification, in the form of an ADR Driver Training Certificate, can be obtained for either ‘Packaged Goods’ or for ‘Tanks’, or both, following successful completion of an approved ADR Dangerous Goods training course. To gain the Driver Training Certificate, candidates must pass multiple choice examinations in a minimum of three modules; ie. the core module – either packaged goods or tank module – and at least one of the nine hazard classes.
ADR Training is simple, when you understand how it works. Firstly, you have to do the Core Class, then you decide how are you going to carry the hazardous goods, is it in a Tank, a Package or both? ADR is then broken down in to 9 Classes, each Class represents different products, eg, class 3 is for fuel. You would then decide which class you need to take
The ADR Driver Training Certificate has a 5 year life and can be refreshed from the end of year 4. Refresher training must take place before the final 6 weeks of the certificate’s life.
We offer all of these courses and can advise on which is the best route for you to take. Just contact us on 01782 230 173 or fill out your details on our enquiries section.