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Driver 303 Agencies advice on Dangerous Goods Regulations – Please take a moment to read

This information will give you all need to know about carrying dangerous goods. The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Driver Training) Regulations 1996 have been around since 1st September 1996 and require drivers of certain vehicles carrying Dangerous Substances, which fall, within the scope of the Regulations to:

Attend and complete an approved training course – Have you done this? Make sure you do

Pass an approved City & Guilds examination, by law you have to have certification to prove

Obtain a vocational driver training certificate – Do not think this is not important as it really is

Carry a valid current vocational driver-training certificate during the carriage of dangerous goods

Attend a refresher course and pass an approved examination within 12 months preceding the expiry of the certificate

Produce your driver-training certificate to a Police Officer or Goods Vehicle examiner when required

Your Dangerous Goods Vocational Licence will be valid for five years for National and International journeys throughout Europe. ADR can then be renewed in the final year before expiry by taking a re-certification course to re-qualify for a further five years.

Dangerous Goods Classification – Driver 303 Agency information

The carrying of Dangerous substances come in different forms they are grouped into nine classes and consignors have a duty to identify the hazards of the goods they intend to transport. Some classes have divisions and below are the classes.



Flammable gas

Non-flammable, non-toxic gas

Toxic gas

Flammable liquid

Flammable solids

Flammable solid

Spontaneously combustible substance

Substance which in contact with water emits flammable gas

Oxidising substances

Oxidising substance

Organic peroxide

Toxic substances.

Toxic substance

Infectious substance

Radioactive material

Corrosive substances

Miscellaneous dangerous goods

Any questions on this please contact Driver 303 Agency we are always happy to help.

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