The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)

Freight & Transport

About the Program

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by road has inherent risks and dangers and by attending recognized training, drivers can reduce the hazards to themselves and to other road users by following industry guidelines and health and safety legislation. The purpose of “Tank” module is to ensure that dangerous goods (including clinical and other dangerous waste) being carried by road can cross international borders freely, as long as goods, vehicles and drivers comply with its provisions. Transporting dangerous goods in the following vehicles will require the driver to hold a valid ADR Vocational Training Certificate:  A road tanker with a capacity greater than 1000 liters  A tank container with a capacity greater than 3000 liters  A vehicle having a permissible maximum weight exceeding 3.5 tons Thus, this edition of the training is essential reading for all those involved in road tanker fleet operations, maintenance and repair workshops and those with responsibility for the training of road tanker technicians, but mainly for tank drivers. It has been also developed to provide companies that undertake the maintenance of petroleum road tankers with a syllabus for training technicians and to satisfy road tanker operators that those responsible for the maintenance of road tanker service equipment have an understanding of the safety implications of the equipment.

Who Should Attend this Program

This course which is ideal for those who want to apprehend their operational skills and expertise on professional level with global aspects in road haulage has been designed not only for the drivers and those who are concerned with the carriage of dangerous goods by road and thus to create an awareness and managerial background for the potential risks and hazards of dangerous cargo. The course herein is provided for the convenience of persons involved in the transport of dangerous goods by road, capsule in particular, safety advisers, consignors, carriers, drivers, and consignees.

Course Content
  • Classification (ADR 2.2)
  • Documentation (ADR 5.4.1)
  • General provisions concerning transport (ADR 7.5)
  • General Requirements Concerning Transport Units and Equipment on Board (ADR 8.1)
  • Marking and labelling of packings (ADR 5.2)
  • Mixed loading prohibition (7.5.2)
  • Participants (ADR 1.4+ 1.8.3)
  • Requirements of Packings (ADR Chapter 6)
  • Road Safety
  • Security Provisions (1.10)
  • Transport Provisions
  • Transport Unit (1.2.1)
  • Types of Tanks
  • Vehicle Markings (ADR 5.3)
  • What are dangerous goods?
  • What is transportation