ADR Training Courses

What is ADR?

ADR is the acronym devised by The European Agreements concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. This regulation specifies that goods may be carried internationally in road vehicles subject to compliance, except for some excessively dangerous goods.

ADR or Hazardous Chemical (HazChem) Training Courses by T and S Training

T and S Training provide ADR training, which is required by law, by anyone who wishes to transport dangerous goods by road. ADR certification is valid throughout the EU member states and beyond.

We run a three-day or a five-day training course. The basic package is run over three days and stay tanker specialisation course is added on during two additional days.

Courses are available in two locations in Tipperary: The Pastoral Centre, Nenagh and Anner Hotel, Thurles.


Contents of the ADR / HazChem Training Course

First Day:

·         General Requirements.

·         Documentation.

·         Law.

·         Personal Protective Equipment.

·         Spillage.


Second Day:

·         Chemical Hazards.


Third Day:

·         Transport of Packages.

·         First Aid.

·         Firefighting.

·         Dealing with Emergencies.


Refresher Training:

This can be held over one or two days depending on the qualification held by the driver.

What is an ADR Training Certificate

ADR training certificate is required for any driver who operates a vehicle used for transporting dangerous goods by road drive Ireland and the EU. The ADR Or Hazardous Chemical Training (HazChem) training course covers the regulations and safety procedures relating to the carriage of dangerous goods by road in packages, IBCs, bulk and tanks.


What is classified as Carriage of Dangerous Goods

The carriage of dangerous goods by road is defined as any road transport operation performed by vehicle on public roads, including the activity of loading, unloading, packing and filling.

The various participants associated with the carriage of dangerous goods including the consignor, carrier, driver, packer, loader, filler, unloader, tank container/tank operator, vehicle crew, consignee, safety adviser, inspection body or any other person which is usually under the relevant transport statutory provisions have a duty to be adequately. Drivers who drive a vehicle for the purpose of transporting dangerous goods must hold a valid ADR Training Certificate. To obtain such a certificate, drivers must first attend an approved Basic and/or Tanker Specialisation Driver Training Course and then successfully complete an exam.

T and S Trainer, Eamon McEvoy is one of only a few  trainers in Ireland approved by HSA to provide ADR / Hazardous Chemical (HazChem) training for drivers.

There are vastly different emergency procedures for different goods and substances, in cases of spills or leaks. A spill kit, which is the equipment contained in a vehicle for an emergency situation must be adequate for the particular goods being carried. The carrier of dangerous goods must issue instructions in writing, which specifies the specific emergency procedures required for the transported dangerous substances as well as personal and vehicle equipment. The carrier must ensure that all equipment necessary to complete these procedures are provided on the vehicle.

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