ADR is the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. The training is intended to give candidates a thorough understanding of hazardous materials, as well as the skills necessary to contain and transport them whilst keeping you and other road users safe.
When is it required?
The ADR qualification is a legal requirement for anyone driving over a certain volume/weight of hazardous goods on a public road.
Hazardous goods are broken down into three ‘packing groups’ (PGs). They are:
PGI: Highest danger
PGII: Mid-level danger
PGIII: Lowest danger
The weight limits break down as follows:
PGI: 20 litres/KG (e.g. propelyne oxide)
PGII: 333 litres/KG (e.g. butane)
PGIII: 1000 litres/KG (e.g. diesel)
If you’re carrying a hazardous substance in excess of its stipulated volume/weight limit, you will need the relevant ADR qualification.
Classes of Hazardous Materials
Explosive substances and articles
Flammable gas (e.g. butane)
Non-flammable and non-toxic gases which could cause asphyxiation (e.g. nitrogen, helium, carbon dioxide)
Toxic gases (e.g. chlorine, phosgene)
Flammable liquids (e.g. lighter fluid, petrol)
Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitised explosives
Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
So, do you need ADR? The next step is to find the right training provider. Different providers may deliver different classes via different methods of teaching, so it’s important to find the one that’s right for you. Have a look at what Chartwise UK provide:
You've decided - you need ADR.But where do you start?
This is where Chartwise come in.
Every month, we deliver ADR training at our multi-accredited training facilities in Team Valley, Gateshead. In certain circumstances, such as major group bookings, we can deliver the training offsite. We cater for those wishing to sit the full course, and for those wishing only to sit certain exams.
What’s covered in the course?
In order to gain the ADR qualification you must pass the core exam, at least one class exam and either the Packages or the Tanks exam – depending on the kind of container in which you intend to carry the dangerous goods. Because it further broadens your career prospects, however, it’s generally wise to do both.
As part of ADR training, Chartwise teach the following classes:
Class 2 – Gases
Class 3 – Flammable Liquids
Class 4 – Flammable Solids
Class 5 – Oxidising Substances
Class 6 – Infectious, Toxic Substances
Class 8 – Corrosive Substances
Class 9 – Miscellaneous Substances
As well as 2 types of mode container types:
Dangerous goods in tanks containers (over 450 litres)
Dangerous goods in containers other than tanks (packages, skips etc.)
Our ADR training will cover practical elements, and will give you the opportunity to develop skills in:
Basic First Aid
All exams are multiple-choice. The number of exams you need to sit will depend on the classes you take. Each ADR exam has a pass mark of 70%.
But why should I choose Chartwise?
The trainers at Chartwise are not just trainers – they’re consultants, and they go above and beyond to get their candidates through the exams with flying colours. Using their years of experience in logistics, they provide straightforward advice, complete with real-world examples, on the full scope of hazardous materials transportation.
Good to go? Have a look at our upcoming dates and get yourself booked in:
Congratulations! You’re ready to train.
Whether you’re carrying hazardous materials in a lorry, van or car, Chartwise will give you the hows, whys and whens of keeping yourself and fellow road users safe.
The prices of our most common ADR options are:
Full ADR with Tanks & Packages (excluding specialist classes 1 & 7) – £455.00 (inclusive of VAT, DSA uploads and exams)
Full ADR without Tanks (excluding specialist classes 1 & 7) – £366.25 (inclusive of VAT, DSA uploads and exams)