ADR Training - ADR Course Content

Course Content - Which ADR Course Do You Need?

The ADR course can be taken over 3.5 and 5 days depending on what kind of work you want to do, the types of dangerous goods you wish to carry and the type of vehicle you wish to drive. Your certificate will reflect the ADR course content that you have covered. The 5 day ADR Course is the packages course followed by the tanks modules.

ADR Course Content - Core Packages and 7 Classes – 3.5 days

Core Module

• Introduction to classes of dangerous goods

• Legal and regulatory implications of the carriage of dangerous goods. This includes waste materials

• Vehicle marking

• Load restrictions and segregation

• PPE and safety equipment

• Practical exercises

• Emergency aid


• Types of packages

• Labelling of packages

• UN approval marking

• Limited quantities

7 Classes

• Class 2 Gasses

• Division 2.1 Flammable Gas

• Division 2.2 Non-Flammable, Non-Toxic Gas

• Division 2.3 Toxic Gas

• Class 3 Flammable Liquids

• Class 4 Flammable Solids

• Division 4.1 Flammable Solids

• Division 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Substance

• Division 4.3 Substances which in contact with water emits Flammable Gas

• Class 5 Oxidising Agents and Organic Peroxides

• Division 5.1 Oxidising Substance

• Division 5.2 Organic Peroxide

• Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances

• Division 6.1 Toxic Substance

• Division 6.2 Infectious Substance

• Class 8 Corrosive Substances

• Class 9 Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

ADR Course Content Tanks

• Loading and unloading

• Loading levels

• Vehicle rollover

• Static electricity

• Tanker hazard warning panels

Drivers wishing to carry goods just in packages attend the first 3 days (remotely) of the course and part of day 5 (in person) to take the examinations

Those wishing to carry goods in tanks attend the full 5 days, the first 4 remotely and day 5 in person to take the examinations.