ADR specifies that persons other than the driver, involved in the carriage of dangerous goods, shall receive training in the requirements governing the carriage of dangerous goods. This training shall take the form of general awareness training, function-specific training and safety training. Examples of personnel covered by this training requirement include:
Personnel employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor
Personnel who load or unload dangerous goods
Personnel in freight forwarding or shipping agencies
Drivers of vehicles other than those holding a certificate in accordance with ADR 8.2.1
Dangerous goods awareness training can be configured to meet the requirements of individual clients. Dangerous Goods Bureau can provide a wide range of training programmes in various areas of specialisation, these include:
Dangerous goods transportation
Hazardous goods handling
Packaging requirements for dangerous goods
ADR awareness training
Classification and identification of dangerous goods
Dangerous goods documentation
Basic chemistry and chemical naming
Illicit drugs and chemical weapons awareness
The aim of the above training modules is to equip the attendees with the skills and understanding necessary to carry out their jobs safely and effectively. A qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) will run all training courses. Courses are held in Ipswich, Great Yarmouth and at clients premises.
Other bespoke dangerous goods training courses and cost are also available upon request.