RoadSafe Europe

Dangerous Goods & transport training and consultancy

ADR Awareness Training

ADR Awareness training (as defined in ADR Section 1.3) is a legal requirement for all non-driving staff (and drivers below the "ADR Load Limits") who have any involvement in allowing Dangerous Goods to be transported by road.

This is a very broad requirement that encompasses such personnel employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor such as packers, forklift truck drivers, warehousemen who load or unload Dangerous Goods, staff in freight forwarding or shipping agency offices, and drivers of non-ADR vehicles. There is no required pre-qualification, anyone can attend.

Awareness courses are always custom-written, and tailored to meet the customers exact requirements, usually covering the basic theory of hazard classes, packaging, documentation, PPE and transport requirements. All courses also now include the mandatory introduction to Dangerous Goods security issues. If required we can also incorporate the requirements for using the Eurotunnel freight services and other multi-model operations.

Typical subjects we have covered include the carriage of:

  • Limited and Excepted Quantity goods
  • Radioactive materials
  • Diagnostic specimens
  • Lithium batteries
  • Gas cylinders/cryogenic gases
  • Asbestos waste
  • Vehicle and load security
  • Clinical waste

Awareness courses usually last for between a-half and one day. There is no legal requirement for any form of assessment to be taken, but many clients do like them to reinforce the learning outcomes of the course. So, if you think it may be beneficial, you need only ask, and we will write a suitable examination too. Alternatively we can incorporate interactive quizzes within the presentation using the Quizdom® hand-set system.

At the end of the course, certificates of attendance are issued for inclusion in your staff training files. Many national and international carriers (TNT, DHL, FedEx, etc) will require sight of such certificates as proof of training before transporting Dangerous Goods for a third party, and all major carriers will recognise and accept one of our certificates as proof of professional training.

ADR Awareness training can be arranged and conducted at any venue, for any number of trainees, either at our training centre in Southampton, or on-site, nationwide  - Call us for further details.

Our Southampton training centre is a clean, well-equipped training room that can easily accommodate up to twenty trainees, with hundreds of examples of dangerous goods packagings, labels, placards, vehicle equipment, etc, offering:

  • Free parking
  • Free refreshments during breaks
  • On-site café serving a range of good food
  • Fully accessible premises (Disability Discrimination Act)

Tel: 02380 702576 or, [email protected]