ADR Transport of Dangerous Goods Awareness Introduction [ Classroom ]

Course Overview

The United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods developed recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) to ensure that the risks to people, property and the environment are minimised when transporting hazardous materials.

Some of the key objectives of the recommendations on TDG are the harmonization of hazard awareness, risk reduction during transport with appropriate packaging/containment, and better communication through marking, labeling and documentation across all modes of transport.

It is mandatory under UK law for personnel involved in a company transporting Dangerous Goods (DG) to be appropriately trained before commencing work. This includes personnel responsible for the classification, packing, marking/labeling, documentation, and loading and unloading of DG. These training requirements extend across all modes of transportation, with air DG transportation having the strictest requirements.

A mistake made during any process involved in DG transportation could have implications including shipment delays, safety issues, financial penalties, and in some cases, legal action.

The Dangerous Goods Awareness Training Course will provide delegates with the essential knowledge necessary to satisfy the legal requirement for a basic level of training.

Who should attend?

The content of the Dangerous Goods Training Introduction Course is aimed at those individuals who have a responsibility for any/all of the following:

  • Authoring SDSs and the completion of Section 14
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • Packing, Labeling and Marking of Dangerous Goods
  • Preparing goods for dispatch (e.g. palletization, over-packing)
  • Providing Dangerous Goods documentation

Aspects of dangerous goods transportation not covered in the course:

Please Note: The course does not cover – in detail – issues relating to materials of Class 1 (Explosives), Class 2 (Gases), although material will introduce aerosols, Division 6.2 (Infectious), and Class 7 (Radioactive). The course does not cover carriage in tanks, or the requirements for transportation of DG by air.

When and where is the course?

Our office is in Nottingham, United Kingdom, providing free car parking and easy access from all major motorways. The course runs from 8.30am until 5pm, and includes lunch, drinks and refreshments.

The fee for attending this training course is currently £395 per person + VAT.


Event DatesLocationSeats AvailableEvent Registration
Nov 7, 2018Nottingham, UKClosedRegistration Closed
Jan 24, 2019Nottingham, UKOpenRegistration

NOTE: Following the Registration links in the table above will take you to our Training Sign Up Portal, where you will be asked to enter your Login details, or Create an Account if you are a New User. You can also register for this training course directly by contacting Lynne Barke at our Nottingham facility on +44 (0)115 965 1888, or by emailing

For more information about this course, or to request training at your location, please complete our Training Request form.

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