Description

ADR – Driver Training Certificate. ADR is the acronym given to the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.A Hazardous Chemical / ADR Driver Training Certificate is required for any driver who operates a vehicle used for transporting dangerous goods by road throughout Ireland and the EU.  

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 employers to ensure that their drivers are properly trained and certified.

Course Duration

BASIC COURSE: 3 Days

TANKER COURSE: 2 days

BASIC & TANKER COURSE: 5 days

REFRESHER BASIC COURSE: 1 Day

REFRESHER TANKER COURSE: 2 Days 

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

Examination & Certification:

Following completion of the course a driver can sit the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport exam. The certificate is valid for 5 years.

Examination fee:   €125 (One exam on the day – Basic, Tanker or Refresher)

€200 (2 exams on the day – Basic & Tanker)

Examinations are held throughout the year at a number of locations

Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics: www.cilt.ie.