Course Details

Drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods must hold an ADR Driver Training Certificate. The 3-day Initial Basic Course prepares participants for the assessment test for transporting dangerous goods in packages, drums and IBCs.

Those requiring an ADR certificate for Road Tankers must attend a further 2-day Initial Tanker Specialisation Course.

The ADR Driver Training Certificate is valid for 5 years.

A driver must refresh his/her ADR Driving Training Certificate before it expires by attending a Refresher Training Course and sitting another assessment test.


 

 

 

Initial Basic (Packages) and Tanker Specialisation Training Course Content

Day 1
Basic / Packages
General requirements
National and international dangerous goods regulation
Dangerous wastes
Allocation of UN Numbers
Instructions in Writing
Characteristics of class 2, 3, 4, 5

Day 2

Characteristics of classes 6, 8, 9
First Aid
Emergencies
Fire and Fire Extinguishers
Package requirements
UN packaging scheme
Operational procedures
Vehicle marking

Day 3

Vehicle marking labelling and packaging.                                                                               Packages UN package approval code                                                                                      Load Securing and load segregation. 

Tunnel code 

High consequence of dangerous goods       

 

Days 4 & 5                                                                                                                                    Tanker Specialisation
Tank approval, inspection, testing
Vehicle Equipment
IMDG Code Markings for Tanks
Loading and discharging rules
Journey routes
Static electricity
Loading and unloading
Dangerous wastes
Vehicle behaviour

 

Following completion of the course and a minimum 2week interval, the driver may attend the examinations he requires; these examinations are overseen by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. On successful completion of the required examinations, the driver will be issued with an ADR driver training certificate which is valid for 5 years

This Training is required by Law:
European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment) Regulations 2011 to 2015
The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
This training aims to equip participants with the knowledge necessary to pass the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport examinations which allow drivers of heavy goods vehicles to carry dangerous goods.

 

Our courses are approved by Health & Safety Authority

and examined by the Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport

 

Initial Basic ADR Packages Courses – 3 Days
Drivers transporting dangerous goods in packages, drums or IBCs in vans, curtain siders lorries, box vans or freight containers are required to attend a 3-day Initial Basic (Packages) course and pass the CILT Initial Basic exam.

Initial ADR Tanker Specialisation Course – 5 Days
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 Specialisation course and pass the CILT Initial Basic (Packages) exam and the Tanker Specialisation exam.

ADR Packages Refresher Course – 1 Day
The ADR drivers training certificate is valid for 5 years.
To extend the Basic (Packages) certificate, a driver is required to attend a Basic (Packages) Refresher course and pass the CILT Basic exam in the last 12 months of the certificate.
ADR Tanker Specialisation Refresher Course-2 Days
The ADR drivers training certificate is valid for 5 years.
To extend the Tanker certificate, a driver is required to attend a Basic (Packages) 1 day course and a Tanker Refresher 1 day course and pass the CILT Basic (Packages) and Tanker exams in the last 12 months of the certificate.

Initial Basic Packages 3 day Course – €350
Initial Basic Packages and Tanker Specialisation 5 day Course – €650
Refresher Packages 1 day Course – €200
Refresher Tanker 2 day Course – €350

Examination fees are not included.

Exams fee’s Initial Basic exam €125, Tanker specialisation exam €125, Both exams taken on the same day €200 

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