ADR Training course by Don Hunter Training Services Ltd


Dangerous Goods Safety Awareness

There is a specific legal requirement under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 and in ADR 2009 that requires Companies involved in the carriage of hazardous goods by road, rail, air or sea to provide training for all personnel involved in the process.

There is a popular misconception that it is just drivers who require training, however all personnel whose duties are involved in any way with the carriage of dangerous goods by road, air or sea must undergo training appropriate to their responsibilities and duties.

Warehouse packers and loaders, forklift truck drivers and even the van driver who delivers only small amounts of dangerous goods should have training to ensure not only that they can identify the hazards associated with the products that they are handling, but also know what to do if things go wrong.

Because there is no national syllabus for ADR Awareness training we have the freedom to tailor our courses to meet the customer's exact requirements, but our courses usually include:

  • Hazard classes;
  • Correct selection and labelling of packages;
  • PPE and transport requirements;
  • Packers and Loaders' responsibilities including fork lift operations where appropriate;
  • What to do in an emergency;
  • Dealing with spillages and environmental contaminants;
  • Requirements for using UK toll tunnels or the Eurotunnel freight services.

All awareness courses now include an introduction to Dangerous Goods security.
All courses are delivered by our own DfT registered ADR instructor, Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor and can be delivered to suit staff availability or shift patterns at our training facility or at your own site subject to suitability.

A certificate is awarded to each delegate to add to your training records and whilst there is no specific requirement to refresh this type of training, Norfolk Dangerous Goods Training recommends that refresher training is undertaken every five years in line with other mandatory ADR training.
If you would like to discuss refresher training, why not contact us for friendly impartial advice.

The cost of Safety Awareness Training is available on request.



Dangerous Goods Consultancy

A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA), may be required if you are involved in the transportation of Dangerous Goods.

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations specify that any organisation involved in the carriage, or related packing, loading, filling, or unloading of dangerous goods has a legal obligation to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA).

Norfolk Dangerous Goods Training and Consultancy can provide a DGSA consultancy service via our qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor. This service is tailored to meet the needs of the individual client.

The key aspects of this DGSA service are as follows:

  • Monitor compliance with the rules governing the transport of dangerous goods.
  • Provide advice to the client regarding the transportation of dangerous goods.
  • Prepare an annual report to the client on their activities in the transport of dangerous goods.

As part of the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) consultancy service we will:

  • Provide an initial dangerous goods safety audit
  • Provide clients with on-site, telephone and email support, as required
  • Investigate and report on accidents/incidents involving the transport of dangerous goods.
  • Advise on:
    – Practices and procedures relating to the transport and storage of hazardous goods
    – Training requirements for staff involved in the transport and handling of dangerous goods
    – The requirements of ADR
    – Vehicle suitability for the transportation of various hazard classes of dangerous goods
    – Produce an annual report on the carriage of dangerous goods – a legal requirement in ADR for anyone transporting dangerous goods.

Please ring for advice and to arrange a site visit to discuss your requirements and cost of the DGSA Service.

DGSA Training

Any company whose activities include the carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods by road are required to appoint one or more Safety Advisers whose responsibility will be to help prevent the risks inherent in such activities with regard to Persons, Property and the Environment.
The Adviser must attend training, pass an examination approved by the Competent Authority and hold a Vocational Training Certificate. The Certificate lasts for 5 years and can be renewed by the Adviser passing an examination anytime during the year before its expiry.
We provide training which will enable candidates to understand the application of 
the Chapters of the ADR Agreement and associated GB Carriage Regulations for both road and rail.
The training will also prepare candidates for the Scottish Qualifications Authority examination which can be taken at one of the centres of their choice. 
The examination is an “open book” type.
Our 5 day training courses are held at Ipswich and Great Yarmouth taking place one or two weeks prior to each examination.
Courses include: Core module, Road and All Classes
The ADR text is used daily throughout the training. Test papers are also used daily to 
re-enforce the learning and to ensure course members have a complete understanding of the application of ADR. Where required, additional support is available up to the day of the examination free of charge by telephone or E-mail

Other bespoke dangerous goods training courses and cost are also available upon request.