Professional drivers are required by law to hold an ADR licence in order to transport hazardous or potentially hazardous goods in the European Union.
The ADR licence is split into different classes, the passing of these classes enable the different types of materials to be carried.
ADR Tankers provide the candidates with a good understanding on the specific additional provisions and regulations applicable to the use of tankers and tank containers.
Benefits to the employer and the learner
Learners who undertake an ADR course with Mantra can opt to gain two qualifications for the price of one. Firstly gaining their ADR licence whilst at the same time learners will gain 21 hours towards their Driver CPC.
On successful completion candidates will receive their ADR licence directly from SQA.
The course covers how to effectively deal and/or identify gases, flammable liquids, toxics, flammable solids and other various substances. As outlined by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) the minimum requirement to achieve an ADR licence is that candidates must pass the following modules; Core, Packages or Tankers and 1 of the 7 classes. Please see course information sheet for the full list of units.
- Relevant regulations
- UN class hazards
- Health and safety
- Transfer and disposal of waste
- Material safety data
- Site rules
- First aid
- Emergency procedures and incident test
Class 2 - Gases
Class 3 - Flammable liquids
Class 4 - Flammable solids
Class 5 - Oxidising substances and organic peroxides
Class 6 - Toxic and infectious substances
Class 8 - Corrosives substances
Class 9 - Miscellaneous substances
Examinations on each module are held at the end of the course. The examinations are multiple choice and the 4 hour sessions is held in exam conditions.
Opportunities for further development
Learners can progress to:
- Driving Goods Vehicle Intermediate Apprenticeship and Level 2 qualification