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ADR (Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road)

Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)

Dangerous goods are items and substances which are either prohibited or can be transported only under certain circumstances according to specific regulations.

With today’s increasing awareness of safety, security and environmental challenges, road transport operators and drivers must comply with existing and anticipated regulations. They also need to be familiar with the latest technologies and standards that address these key issues.

The IRU Academy Transport of Dangerous Goods programme is tailored to the practical needs of road transport companies and their drivers, preparing them for ever-demanding market and regulatory conditions. It complies with the European Agreement on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).

Who is the programme for?

The programme caters for drivers and non-mobile staff such as loaders, covering the different types of transport: Packaging and Bulk (ADR1) and Tanks (ADR2). It incorporates a Safety Advisers module for those responsible for the safe and secure transport of dangerous goods across a company’s operations.

The programme is offered globally through the IRU Academy network of Associate Training Institutes. 

What you will learn

•    Categories of dangerous goods
•    Relevant laws and regulations
•    Vehicle specification and marking
•    Actions to mitigate risks when transporting dangerous goods
•    Emergency procedures
•    Safe loading and unloading

Programme structure

The programme provides in-depth coverage of the ADR agreement with candidates taking part in practical exercises, case studies and discussion. 

Each programme is tailored to its specific audience, emphasising risk prevention at the warehouse or on the road. Course materials are regularly updated to reflect changes in the ADR agreement.

Participants receive the IRU Academy Transport of Dangerous Goods certificate when they have completed the course and passed the exam.

Why train with the IRU Academy?

All IRU Academy training programmes:

•    Integrate best practice
•    Comply with international industry standards 
•    Help harmonise industry professional qualification standards at the global level
•    Are designed by industry experts 
•    Guarantee the highest level of quality, consistency and accuracy
•    Are regularly updated to reflect new and amended legislation and latest technical developments

Best Practices On Transport Of Dangerous Goods By Road