ADR Training Modules

It’s quite useful to get a better understanding of what the ADR training involves so we’ve broken each module down. The Core module in compulsory and must be started first and then the other modules are dependent on what hazardous goods you will be transporting.

ADR Course Core Module

  • Checks (before, during and after the journey)
  • Documentation
  • Drivers duty to carry goods safely
  • Emergency and technical equipment on vehicles
  • Environmental protection & wastes
  • First aid, Accident procedure, Fire and Personal protective equipment
  • Law and Liability
  • Loading and unloading
  • Mixed loading and segregation
  • Relevant Regulations (including national & international)
  • Supervision and parking rules
  • Use of UN numbers, classes & packing groups

ADR Course Packages Module (compulsory for drivers who transport dangerous goods other than in Tanks.)

  • Operating procedures
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Scope and Application of rules including load limits
  • Types of packaging
  • UN packaging scheme

ADR Course Road Tanks and Tank Containers Module (compulsory if a driver is transporting dangerous goods in a Tanker.)

  • Behaviour of tanks on the road
  • Cleaning of tanks
  • Definitions of tanks
  • Documentation
  • Methods of loading and unloading
  • Responsibilities of operator with regard to training
  • Tank construction
  • Tank markings and labeling
  • Types of loads
  • Use of tanks

ADR Course Classes Module

The modules are:

  • Class 1 – Explosives
  • Class 2 – Gases
  • Class 3 – Flammable Liquids
  • Class 4 – Flammable Solids
  • Class 5 – Oxidising Agents
  • Class 6 – Toxic Substances
  • Class 7 – Radioactives
  • Class 8 – Corrosives
  • Class 9 – Miscellaneous
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You can either take all these modules or you can pick which ones you require and you will learn:

  • Characteristics of the substances and safety measures
  • Labeling and Marking
  • Nature of the hazard
  • Secondary Hazards
  • Segregation
  • Sources of information


On completion of the required component parts of ADR training, a new photo card will be issued displaying your entitlement to carry dangerous goods.

More information about the ADR Licence can be found on the homepage.