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Shipping Dangerous Goods by Road - Refresher Course

If an operation is involved in shipping dangeous goods by road, it is mandatory that staff receive regular training, ‘appropriate to their responsibilities and duties’ (ADR Chapter 1.3). In addition, DfT and HSE requirements call for staff involved in the packing, documentation, handling, loading/unloading or shipment of dangerous goods to have an understanding of certain UK regulations.

Who should attend?

  • Training is required for staff from road vehicles operators, shippers, freight agents, cargo handling agents airlines who:

    • Manufacture, consign, classify, pack, mark or label dangerous goods which will be shipped by road
    • Prepare transport documents
    • Mark/placard or are otherwise responsible for the provision of road transport vehicles, bulk packing or freight containers
    • Are directly involved in the transport of dangerous goods by road as determined by the competent authority

Benefits of attending

  • Up-to-date knowledge and notification of future developments in dangerous goods legislation
  • Peace of mind that you are satisfying your statutory responsibilities

Course content

  • Introduction to ADR manuals and similarities with Air programme
  • Containment systems
  • Packaging procedures
  • Limited Quantity provisions
  • Consignment preparation
  • Mixed packing
  • Marking and labelling of packages and IBCs
  • Transport documentation
  • Placarding of containers, tanks and vehicles
  • Overview of UK road regulations
  • Exemptions from the Transport Operation

Course duration

1 day.


  • This price includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments
  • Please notify us of any special requirements or access arrangements at the time of booking


  • This course is also available as an in-company option
  • For more information please email or call 0371 711 2222