|What is ADR?|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 19 August 2004|
From January 1st 2007 it became mandatory for drivers of all vehicles carrying Dangerous Goods to be trained by Department for Transport approved training providers. After sitting an approved dangerous goods training course and passing an examination drivers receive an ADR Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) valid for 5 years and recognised throughout Europe. Within 12 months of the expiry date VTC holders are required to take a refresher course to bring them up to date with changes in dangerous goods legislation.
The law requires that the main objectives of the training are to
All drivers carrying Explosives and Radioactive Substances require specialist training.
The need for dangerous goods training is not restricted to drivers. The law states “Persons whose duties concern the carriage of dangerous goods by road shall have received training of the requirements governing the carriage of such goods appropriate to their responsibilities and duties."
The requirement shall apply to individuals such as personnel who are employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor, personnel who load or unload dangerous goods, personnel in freight forwarding or shipping agencies and drivers not covered by the VTC requirement.
Such training shall include
Training shall make personnel aware of safe handling and emergency response procedures
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