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


 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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Become a qualified Dangerous Goods Driver – 

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 Need your Driver CPC  – DCPC Course Dates Looking for LGV Driver Training – Click Here

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Monday 12th August - Friday 16th August 2024Heysham
Monday 9th September - Friday 13th September 2024Heysham
Monday 14th October - Friday 18th October 2024Heysham
Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2024Heysham

I would advise that the extension given by the Department for Transport for the refreshing of the ADR qualification has not be extended beyond the 28th February 2021.

Please note that numbers are restricted due to government social distancing guidelines for the examinations.  If you would like to book a place on any of the courses or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact this office. 01524 858326.