ADR - CORE - PACKAGES - TANKS - Dangerous Goods - Driver Training



Due to Covid-19 all ADR driver training certificates where the validity ends between 1st March 2020 and 1st November 2020 remain valid until 30th November 2020. These certificates shall be renewed for five years if the driver completes an ADR refresher training course and has passed the examinations before 1st December 2020. The new period of validity shall begin with the original date of expiry of the ticket to be renewed.

ADR Regulations and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations (CDG) 2009 require that the operator of any motor vehicle which is engaged in the carriage of dangerous goods shall ensure that the driver of the vehicle has received adequate instruction and training to enable them to understand:-

  • The nature of the danger to which particular dangerous goods may give rise, and the action to be taken in an emergency
  • Their duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

This requires the driver to attend an approved course of training and successfully complete examinations that will provide a Vocational Training Certificate, better known as an ADR Certificate. The ADR course consists of the following elements:-


Core module covers information on National and International Regulations, Operations and Emergency Situations when transporting Dangerous Goods


Packages module provides the delegate with information on the Regulations, Loading and Unloading Procedures for the different categories of packaging that are used for the transportation of Dangerous Goods


Each driver must know the warning signs and emergency information about each of the classes of Dangerous Goods that they transport. The Different Classes are:-

Class 1 – Explosives
Class 2 – Gases
Class 3 – Flammable Liquids
Class 4 – Flammable Solids
Class 5 – Oxidising Substances and Organic Peroxides
Class 6 – Toxic and Infectious Substances
Class 7 – Radioactives
Class 8 – Corrosive Substances
Class 9 – Miscellaneous Substances

LTS carry out training in all classes including Explosives and Radioactives.


Tanker Specialism module covers the National and International Regulations, Loading and Unloading Procedures, and Special Handling Procedures for Tankers that carry Dangerous Goods.

ADR courses now count for Driver CPC!

If you would like to claim Driver CPC hours please inform our staff when booking in!


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Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor'

Do you meet legislative requirements?

If you transport or store Dangerous Goods it is highly likely that you should have access to a DGSA in order to meet current Dangerous Goods legislation.

You can train and get qualified yourself or appoint a consultant. Lancaster Training Services Ltd offers a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor consultancy service.

For a free competitive quote please contact us.

Check out the SQA's (ADR & DGSA awarding body) - Solutions for the Transport Sector page

And the Governments  - Transporting Dangerous Goods page

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Mon 19th - Fri 23rd October 2020Heysham FULL
Mon 2nd - Fri 6th November 2020Heysham FULL
Mon 9th - Fri 13th November 2020Heysham FULL
Mon 7th - Fri 11th December 2020Heysham FULL
Monday 14th December 2020
Class 7 Radioactives
Mon 11th - Fri 15th January 2021Heysham
Mon 22nd - Fri 26th February 2021Heysham
Mon 15th - Fri 19th March 2021Heysham
Mon 12th - Fri 16th April 2021Heysham
Mon 17th - Fri 21st May 2021Heysham
Mon 21st - Fri 25th June 2021Heysham