ADR (Dangerous Goods) Training

What is ADR?

ADR has been in force since 1968 and makes sure that any dangerous goods transported by road can be transported freely if the goods, drivers, and vehicles comply with its rules.

Transport of dangerous goods needs to be regulated to prevent, as far as possible, accidents to persons or property and damage to the environment, the means of transport employed or to other goods.

However, with different regulations in every country and for different modes of transport, international trade in chemicals and dangerous products would be seriously impeded, if not made impossible and unsafe. Dangerous goods are also subject to other kinds of regulations, such as work safety regulations, consumer protection regulations, storage regulations and environmental protection regulations.

In order to ensure consistency between all these regulatory systems, the United Nations has developed mechanisms for the harmonisation of hazard classification criteria and hazard communication tools (GHS – Globally Harmonized System) as well as for transport conditions for all modes for transport (TDG – Transportation of Dangerous Goods).
In addition, the UNECE administers regional agreements that ensure the effective implementation of these systems as far as transport of dangerous goods are concerned.

Our initial ADR courses cover classes 2,3,4,5,6,8 and 9, this is a 5 days course that is held at our venue in Ellesmere port.
Refresher ADR courses also cover classes 2,3,4,5,6,8 and 9, this is a 3 days course.

The courses for classes 1 and 7 are also available upon request and for each class required the duration is a 1-day course.

Classes breakdown

  • Explosives
  • Gases
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable gases
  • Oxidizing substances
  • Toxic substances
  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosive materials
  • Miscellaneous dangerous goods

DGSA (Dangerous goods safety advisor)

A DGSA is either a consultant, owner or employee of a company that transports, loads, or unloads dangerous goods in the EU.

A DGSA is responsible for making sure that the dangerous goods regulations are being followed at all times, and for helping to make sure that the potential and damaging risks to people, property, and the environment which can come from the transportation and storage of dangerous goods are kept to a minimum.

Our 5 day DGSA course will make sure that the appointed DGSA will be able to make sure that they are capable of carrying out their duties for the company they are working for, our course covers all classes of ADR, a DGSA should be appointed by a company looking to transport or handle dangerous goods in any way, to do this the company must comply with strict rules and regulations for which the role of DGSA is required in order to advise in the best way that this can be carried out.

Our DGSA courses are held every 3 months.