ADR Driver Training

  Basic and Tanker Specialisation Courses

Course trainer

John Lennon
Chemical Transport Training
John is an approved trainer by the HSA and CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport)

Course Introduction

The training of drivers involved in the carriage of dangerous goods is a legislative requirement, both nationally and as members of the EU. Non compliance with this legislation can result in substantial fines for all concerned in the transport of hazardous chemicals / goods.

Purpose of the training

To give drivers a thorough understanding of the hazards presented by dangerous goods and to acquaint them with the rules and regulations involved. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that their drivers are properly trained and certified.

Who should attend this course

Drivers of vehicles that transport hazardous materials. Others who require a knowledge of chemicals, their hazards and their transportation

Course duration

The course deals with the carriage of dangerous goods in packages.
The course gives a driver the additional specialisation training required to carry dangerous goods in tank vehicles.


Day 1

General Requirements, Documentation, Law, Personal Protective Equipment, Spillage

Day 2

Chemical Hazards

Day 3

Transport of Packages, First Aid, Fire Fighting, Dealing with Emergencies

Days 4 & 5

Tanker Specialisation.


Course Content


PART 1  Basics 
  • Dangerous goods regulation
  • Environmental protection
  • Behaviour in Tunnel
  • Dangerous wastes
  • Emergencies
  • Fire and Fire Extinguishers


PART 2  Packages 

  • Application of regulations
  • Packaging approval
  • Loading, stowage and unloading
  • Markings, packaging and packages
  • IMDG Code marking


PART 3: Class

  • Containment
  • Secondary Hazards
  • Reactive nature
  • Accidental Escape
  • Physical properties
  • Ignition sources
  • Classes: Gases,  Oxidizing Agents and Organic Peroxides, Toxic Substances, Infectious Substances and Corrosives.
  • Technical terms
  • Summary of UN Danger Classes

PART 4 & 5: Tanks

  • Approval, inspection, testing
  • Vehicle Equipment
  • IMDG Code Markings for Tanks
  • Loading and discharging rules
  • Journey routes
  • Static electricity
  • LPG, Butane, Propane
  • Dangerous wastes
  • Tank cleaning


Following completion of the course and a minimum 2 week interval the driver will be examined by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Contact CILT at: for further information on the exams.