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ADR

Carriage of Dangerous Goods

What is ADR?

And do you need it?

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

Class Material type
1 Explosive substances and articles
2.1 Flammable gas (e.g. butane)
2.2 Non-flammable and non-toxic gases which could cause asphyxiation (e.g. nitrogen, helium, carbon dioxide)
2.3 Toxic gases (e.g. chlorine, phosgene)
3 Flammable liquids (e.g. lighter fluid, petrol)
4.1 Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitised explosives
4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
5.1 Oxidising substances
5.2 Organic peroxides
6.1 Toxic substances
6.2 Infectious substances
7 Radioactive material
8 Corrosive substances
9 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.

Location

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
  • Fire Prevention
  • Emergency Action

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.

Cost

The prices of our most common ADR options are:

  • Full ADR with Tanks & Packages (excluding specialist classes 1 & 7) – £497.50 (inclusive of VAT, DSA uploads and exams)
  • Full ADR without Tanks (excluding specialist classes 1 & 7) – £408.75 (inclusive of VAT, DSA uploads and exams)

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Select a date, complete the form, and we’ll be in touch.

Upcoming Courses* on Team Valley

ADR Courses in January 2024

Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th January 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 15th – Thursday 18th January 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 19th January 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in February 2024

Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th February 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 12th – Thursday 15th February 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 16th February 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in March 2024

Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th March 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 11th – Thursday 14th March 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 15th March 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in April 2024

Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th April 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th April 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 26th April 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in May 2024

Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd May 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd May 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 24th May 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in June 2024

Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th June 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 10th – Thursday 13th June 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 14th June 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in July 2024

Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th July 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 8th – Thursday 11th July 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 12th July 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in August 2024

Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th August 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 12th – Thursday 14th August 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 16th August 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in September 2024

Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th September 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 9th – Thursday 12th September 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 13th September 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in October 2024

Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th October 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 14th – Thursday 17th October 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 18th October 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in November 2024

Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th November 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 11th – Thursday 14th November 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 15th November 2024: Exams

ADR Courses in December 2024

Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th December 2024: ADR Initial, Without Tanks
Monday 9th – Thursday 12th December 2024: ADR Initial, With Tanks
Friday 13th December 2024: Exams

Looking to book on to an ADR Course

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FURTHER DATES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

*Courses are subject to change at the discretion of Chartwise UK. For more information please review our Training Terms & Conditions.

Call (0191) 491 5032 to book your place

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