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Shipping Dangerous Goods by Road
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Please note, due to COVID-19 any course dates before May 2020 are being offered through a virtual classroom

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If an operation is involved in shipping dangerous 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.

This is a two day training course.


Learning outcomes

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


Who should attend

Training is required for staff from road vehicle operators, shippers, freight agents, cargo handling agents and 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


The Presenter

The Dangerous Goods Academy is run by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) - one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for efficient logistics.

With FTA’s Dangerous Goods training you benefit from:

  • assurance that your staff are qualified and competent to legally transport dangerous goods.
  • training delivered by a professional team of trainers with extensive industry knowledge.
  • courses that meet your needs, whatever your involvement with the transportation of dangerous goods.

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Non-member price - £396.25 + VAT

IOE&IT members can benefit from a 15% discount by quoting code IOE19 when booking.


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