All operators involved in the carriage of dangerous goods must ensure that their staff are properly qualified to carry out their duties safely and legally. Our range of dangerous goods courses have been developed to support dangerous goods operators, whether you require an audit, awareness of responsibilities, specialist training or a full qualification (ADR or DGSA).

SP Training are experts in the carriage of dangerous goods and are able to offer training for specialist ADR classes 1 (Explosives) and 7 (Radioactives).

To book or if you would like to talk to a Dangerous Goods Specialist call 01228 530 552 or email


Dangerous Goods Courses

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Dangerous Goods (ADR)

An ADR Certificate is required for drivers carrying dangerous goods by road. Training is available for all classes, including specialist radioactive materials and explosives. Bespoke courses can be arranged for any specific classes as required including in-company courses.

Training Options

Core Training: Required by ALL drivers
Packaged Goods: Required by drivers carrying packaged goods
Tanker Module: Required by tanker drivers

Core, Packages and 7 Classes (excl. classes 1 & 7)
This course covers the basic requirement for the transportation of dangerous goods in packages except explosives and radioactive materials.

Duration: 4 days including examinations (Eligible for 21 hours Driver CPC)

Core, Packages, Tanks and 7 Classes (excl. classes 1 & 7)
This course covers the basic requirement for the transportation of dangerous goods in packages and the transport of dangerous goods by road tanker or tank containers.
Duration: 5 days including exams (Eligible for 28 hours Driver CPC)

Alternative Modular Courses

  • Core, Packages and one or more classes: duration on application
  • Core, Tanks and one or more classes: duration on application
  • Core and Class 1 Explosives: duration on application
  • Core and Class 7 Radioactive Materials: duration on application

ADR Classes

  • Class 1: Explosives
  • 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 7: Radioactive Materials
  • Class 8: Corrosives Substances
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous Substances

Class 1: Explosives and Class 7: Radioactive materials are specialist one day courses. Participants will need to have already passed the Core module.

Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP)

The PDP scheme sets a benchmark in competency against which all road tanker drivers who are loading, transporting and offloading petroleum fuel products in road tankers in the UK are measured. Competency is assessed using both classroom and practical techniques.

The passport is renewed on a five year cycle, but also has an annual refresher requirement.

The PDP scheme applies to drivers who load, transport and off-load the following products:
UN 1202 — Gas oil or diesel fuel or heating oil, light
UN 1203 — Gasoline or petrol or motor spirit
UN 1223 — Kerosene
UN 1863 — Fuel, aviation, turbine engines

At SP Training we are able to deliver both the Initial PDP classroom training and the PDP Annual Refresher.

Dangerous Goods (ADR) General Awarness

The ADR General Awareness course allows individuals to safely dispatch, handle and receive consignments of dangerous goods in line with legal requirements. It is ideal for candidates who are office, warehouse or yard based and who deal with dangerous goods or candidates who handle limited quantities outside of scope.

‘The carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2011’ and ADR 2015, requires that organisations engaged in transport of “in scope” Dangerous Goods by road, ensure that all relevant staff undergo adequate awareness training. This includes Consignors, Carriers and Consignees.

Course Content
The course will provide consignors and consignees of dangerous goods with relevant knowledge of The Carriage and ADR Regulations, along with essential awareness of:

  • Key responsibilities
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Potential risks in the handling of hazardous materials
Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) Training

There is a legal requirement for companies involved in the preparation, storage or transport of dangerous substances to appoint one or more Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers on a full or part time basis. The DGSA is responsible for checking that the dangerous goods rules and regulations are being adhered to within their company.

Course Content

  • Classification
  • Packaging
  • Labelling
  • Transport Categories
  • Limited and Expected Quantities
  • Documentation
  • Placarding and Marking of Vehicles
Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) Consultancy

Businesses involved in the transportation of dangerous goods are required to appoint one or more Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers. SP Training can support your business with this service on a cost effective consultancy basis. Our value for money annual fee gives you access to the expertise of our specialist consultants who will provide you with everything you need for compliance and safety. 

SP Training DGSA Consultancy includes:

  • An initial audit to review operational compliance with both ADR and CDG regulations
  • Telephone and email advice and guidance relating to the transport of dangerous goods
  • Provision of an annual report
  • Support for an incident involving dangerous goods
  • Provide advice and guidance on the training of staff relating to compliance with the regulations and undertaking of duties.

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To discuss your training needs and available dates, please call 01228 530 552.

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