Keep your ADR up-to-date

Anyone transporting dangerous goods by road in most road tankers, tank containers, in bulk and a certain amount of dangerous goods by road in in-scope packages (i.e. in receptacles over certain sizes – separate limited quantities are allocated to each product).

Attendance of a course must be carried out by approved training providers, is a legal requirement and counts as part of drivers’ hours. Each trainer is individually approved by SQA and comes from industry background.

Refresher courses

A driver must attend a Department for Transport approved course and pass SQA exams to refresh an ADR Certificate.

This can be taken 12 months before expiry date (Note drivers must allow at least 3 months before expiry).

Successful delegates are given further 5 years but must sit an initial course in any failed modules at least 30 working days before expiry date of ADR.

The number of days depends on the modules already held and the modules which the drivers want to refresh.