The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/568) (the Carriage Regulations) and the European agreement (Accord europeen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangere uses par route, known as ADR) which together regulate the carriage of dangerous goods by road are highly prescriptive.
For most duty holder the changes are minor but one significant change is that from 1 January 2007 drivers of all vehicles will need to hold an ADR training certficate.
The small load exemption will still apply.
ADR Dangerous Goods
This course is currently being delivered at our Stowmarket training Centre approximately every 4th week
The drivers of all vehicles (including those with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes or less) carrying dangerous goods must have an ADR training certificate.
This course equips drivers with knowledge and understanding so that they are:
- aware of the hazards in the carriage of dangerous goods.
- able to take steps to reduce the likelihood of an incident taking place.
- take all necessary measures for their own safety, that of the public ,and of the environment to limit the effects of any incident that does occur.
- have individual practical experience of the actions they would be expected to take.
Attending this course can also count towards 21 hours Drivers CPC (for an additional £26.25).View
This add-on course can be taken by candidates who wish to have tanker entitlement on their ADR card.
You must either:
- be attending an initial course to get your core module and at least one class
- be adding this module to your existing ADR card
- be refreshing your existing ADR entitlement
ADR Awareness Training
All staff (other than those in scope of ADR) who's duties concern the carriage of Dangerous Goods whether directly or indirectly by Road, Sea, Rail or Air are required to receive training appropriate to their responsibilities.
Examples are, packers, loaders, pickers, warehouse & forklift operatives, freight forwarding or shipping agency office staff, supervisors, consignees and drivers of non-ADR vehicles.View