ADR Training

An ADR Training Certificate is required for any driver who operates a vehicle, this may be a car, van or truck which is used for the transportation of dangerous goods by road throughout Ireland and the EU. Our ADR/Hazardous Chemical Training Course covers the regulations and safety procedures relating to the carriage of dangerous goods by road contained in packages, IBCs, Bulk and Tanks. To obtain a Training Certificate the driver must:

1. Attend (in full) a course at an Approved Trainer Provider
2. Successfully pass the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Examination.

This certificate will be valid for a 5 year period. Should the driver wish to maintain his/her ADR certificate then they must attend a Refresher Training Course with an Approved Trainer Provider and successfully pass the examination within the last year of their current certificate. In following this procedure, the validation of the Certificate is continuous. Should the driver not follow this procedure, then the driver’s certificate will be invalid once the 5 year period has expired and will no longer be permitted to transport dangerous goods. The driver can get another certificate but must attend the entire course again with an Approved Trainer Provider and successfully pass the examination.

This training course does not cover classes 1 Explosives and class 9 Radioactive substances.

Initial Basic Training
Drivers transporting dangerous goods in packages, drums or IBCs in vans, curtain side trucks, HGV’s, box vans or freight containers are required to attend a 3-day Initial Basic (Packages) Course and pass the CILT Initial Basic examination.

Course contents
Day 1. General information, Competent bodies, national and international regulations, personal protective equipment, ADR mandatory equipment, driver duties during emergency transport, supervision of parking of vehicles, load segregation, routeing and tunnels.

Day 2. First Aid including CPR, Fire awareness and fire extinguisher requirements, UN packaging scheme, types of packages, vehicle marking and placarding and IMDG placard requirements.

Day 3. The chemical classes. Sources of information, segregation of substances, Primary and secondary hazards, technical terms and the individual characteristics of each of the chemical classes 2,3,4,5,6,8, and 9.

Course duration 3 days. Cost €350.00

Tanker Specialisation
Drivers transporting hazardous substances in tank carrying vehicles (e.g. road tankers, tank containers, demountable tanks etc.) are required to attend the 3-day Initial Basic course and an additional 2-day Tanker Course and pass both the CILT Initial Basic exam and the Tanker exam.

Course contents
Day 4. Tank definitions, responsibilities of the employer, approval of tanks, general applications regulations, documentation, IMDG markings, Maximum allowable working pressure, tank equipment and fill ratios.

Day 5. loading procedures driver’s responsibilities, static, overfilling, tank discharge, and vehicle behaviour.

Course duration 5 days. Cost €600.00

Refresher Training 
The ADR Driver Training Certificate is valid for 5 years. To extend the ADR driver Training certificate, a driver is required to attend a Refresher course and pass the appropriate CILT examination before the certificate expires.

Drivers transporting goods other than tanks require a 1-day refresher training
Course duration I day. Cost €200.00

Drivers transporting good in Tanks require a 2-day refresher training.
Course duration 2 days. Cost €350.00

Course Times
Course starts at 8.30 am
Coffee break at 10.00am and 14.30pm
Lunch break 12.00pm-12.45pm
Classes finish daily at 16.15pm

Following the completion of a training course, students may apply to CILT for a place at the exam of their choice. The application form allows for the selection of 3 different dates or locations. The completed application form must be signed by the training provider, and a photograph of the student signed by the training provider and appropriate fees must be included at the time of submission. Completed application forms must arrive in the CILT office on or before a specified date which is approximately 2 weeks before the exam.