ADR Driver Training

Initial and Refresher

Overview

ADR regulations apply to you if you are involved in the carriage of dangerous goods.
Drivers of vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes and over, carrying dangerous goods require an ADR certificate.

Balterley Transport & Training is approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to provide training and examinations in all of the following modules. All courses are approved by the Department for Transport (DFT).

Core

Packaged Goods and Tanker Module

Class 2 - Gases

Class 2 - Gases

Class 3 - Flammable Liquids

Class 3 - Flammable Liquids

Class 4 - Flammable Solids

Class 4 - Flammable Solids

Class 5 - Oxidisers and organic peroxides

Class 5 - Oxidisers and organic peroxides

Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious substances

Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious substances

Class 8 - Corrosives

Class 8 - Corrosives

Class 9 - Miscellaneous

Class 9 - Miscellaneous

An ADR certificate must be carried when you are transporting dangerous goods.

You must undertake the Core module, which explains the basics of ADR and includes practical exercises including: Emergency Aid, Fire and Actions to take in an emergency.

The modes of transport is divided into two categories:

GOODS IN TANKS: which includes Road Tankers, De-mountable Tanks, Portable Tanks, MEGCs etc.

OTHER THAN IN TANKS: which includes Package Vehicles, Tippers, Skips etc.

There are nine classes of Dangerous Goods, although Classes 1 & 7 (Explosive & Radioactive) are not included as part of a standard ADR course, you must take whichever classes you intend to carry.

You should receive your ADR Certificate within 4/6 weeks, it is issued by the DVLA.

The ADR courses can include driver cpc hours as listed:

ADR Initial Course with tanks = up to 28 dcpc hours
ADR Initial without tanks = up to 21 dcpc hours
ADR Refresher = up to 14 dcpc hours

ADR Refresher

A 3 day course for drivers who hold a current valid ADR Certificate to re-certify the original modules. This training can be taken any time within 12 months prior to the expiry date of your current ADR certificate.
The new certificate will be dated 5 years from when the old one is due to expire. We recommend there is at least 8 weeks left on your current licence if you take the refresher.

Exams

All exams are multichoice, they are marked by SQA. Results will be with you 4/6 weeks after. If you fail you only have to retake the modules you have failed. If you have questions regarding your results, contact Balterley Transport & Training. We do require a current passport photo for your ADR Certificate. Your certificate is valid for 5 years.

Your ADR Certificate must be renewed between the 4th and 5th year.
Not earlier than 12 months before the expiry date but no later than 8 weeks before it's due to expire.

 

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