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RTI Training provides courses for the Road Transport Industry.

Each course is approved by the relevant accreditation body.

Each trainer comes from a recognised industry background.

ADR - INITIAL

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Who needs an ADR Certificate?
Everyone driving vehicles carrying "in scope" dangerous goods on domestic or international roads must have in their possession a current ADR Certificate which is valid for the dangerous classes being carried and the type of vehicle being driven.

The ADR Certificate can be obtained by attending a Department for Transport approved ADR Initial training and passing SQA examinations.

There are 9 UN Classes of dangerous goods and the ADR qualification can be "In tanks" or "Other than in Tanks".

ADR – REFRESHER

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Who needs an ADR Refresher?
Drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods who hold a Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) that is due to expire. Department for Transport approved ADR Refresher training and passing SQA examinations.

This process must be undertaken at least six weeks prior to the expiry date of the VTC.

CPC - ROAD HAULAGE

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Who needs a CPC qualification?
Every Road Haulage Company operating vehicles (with some exceptions) must hold an "Operator’s licence".

One condition is to have someone with a "Certificate of Professional Competence" qualification in Road Haulage. This can be someone employed by the Company or from "outside".

There are changes in 2012. The syllabus for passing the OCR examinations will change in 2012 and the number of companies and vehicles a non employee can cover will be restricted.

CPC – PASSENGER TRANSPORT

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Who needs a CPC qualification?
Every Passenger Transport Company operating vehicles (with some exceptions) must hold an "Operator’s licence".

One condition is to have someone with a "Certificate of Professional Competence" qualification in Passenger Transport. This can be someone employed by the Company or from "outside".

There are changes in 2012. The syllabus for passing the OCR examinations will change in 2012 and the number of companies and vehicles a non employee can cover will be restricted.

DRIVER CPC

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Who needs a Driver CPC qualification?
Every driver who wants to drive professionally will need to have a Driver Qualification Card in their possession.

Passenger Transport drivers, who held a Vocational Driving entitlement before September 2008, have been given 5 years to gain 35 hours Periodic training.
Once they have carried out 35 hours of JAUPT approved training, they will be able drive professionally after September 2013.

Road Haulage drivers, who held a Vocational Driving entitlement before September 2009, have been given 5 years to gain 35 hours Periodic training.
Once they have carried out 35 hours of JAUPT approved training, they will be able drive professionally after September 2014.

Each course is designed to ensure Companies and drivers benefit from attending our courses.

Each course is designed to ensure the Company’s procedures are incorporated whenever relevant.

DGSA

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Who needs a DGSA qualified person?
Every Road Haulage Company carrying "in scope" dangerous goods must appoint a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser.

This can be someone employed by the Company or from "outside".

Their qualification must be relevant to the type of dangerous goods being carried and the mode of transport.

DANGEROUS GOODS AWARENESS

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Who needs Dangerous Goods Awareness training?
Everyone involved in the carriage of dangerous goods needs to show that they have attended a Dangerous Goods Awareness Course and have reached a level of competence.

Some drivers may only need this course if they are carrying less than "Limited Quantities" or less than "Load Threshold" if carrying dangerous goods in packages.

RTI Training uses standard courses but we make sure we fit the content to your operational needs.

We normally carry out these courses on your premises and bring our own equipment.

OTHER COURSES

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If you have a need for a course relating to the Road Transport Industry, whether its Road Haulage or Passenger Transport, talk to us or email us.

We pride ourselves on reliability at a fair price

BESPOKE COURSES

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We have our standard courses but we can adapt some of our courses to suit your procedures or particular needs.

We can train your employees on your premises even weekends at no extra charge.

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Training » ADR Initial
 
The ADR Certificate allows a driver to carry dangerous goods in most European countries and some African Countries. The course can only be carried out by a Department for Transport approved Company which will enable the driver to take SQA approved examinations.

The course is modular
Core Every driver must take this module
In tanks For drivers carrying dangerous goods in Road Tankers with a capacity over 1000 litres or Tank Containers with a capacity over 3000 litres
Other than in tanks All other receptacles including bulk (loose unpacked dangerous goods)
 
ADR INITIAL Courses Duration
A driver carrying flammable liquids in a Road Tanker needs
Core, In tanks and U.N. Class 3
4 Days  
A driver carrying gases in cylinders needs
Core, Other than in tanks and U.N. Class 2
2 Days
A driver carrying 7 Common classes in packages needs
Core, Other than in tanks and 7 Common Classes (All except Explosives and Radioactives)
4 Days
A driver carrying 7 Common classes in tanks and packages needs
Core, Other than in tanks and 7 Common Classes (All except Explosives and Radioactives)
5 Days
   
   



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WHAT IS ADR?

ADR - The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road is an agreement between most European countries and some African countries regarding the movement of dangerous goods by road in Europe.
Each country has to implement ADR for DOMESTIC MOVEMENTS. This is not about the European Union .
This involves the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

View ADR 2011 Details
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WHO NEEDS AN ADR CERTIFICATE?

Everyone driving vehicles carrying dangerous goods on domestic or international roads must have in their possession a current ADR Certificate which is valid for the dangerous classes being carried and the type of vehicle being driven.

Drivers carrying dangerous goods in Road Tankers with a capacity greater than 1000 litres need the "In tanks" specialisation.

Drivers carrying dangerous goods in Tank Containers with a capacity greater than 3000 litres need the"In tanks" specialisation.

All other drivers need the "Other than in tanks" ADR Certificate (Drivers carrying dangerous Goods in packages may not need an ADR Certificate. However, they still need DANGEROUS GOODS AWARENESS)

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DANGEROUS GOODS AWARENESS

Everyone involved in the carriage of dangerous goods need to show competence. This includes drivers carrying product "Excepted Quantities", "Limited Quantities" or in quantities below the LOAD THRESHOLD.

Your Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser will be able to explain when this type of training is suitable.

LOAD THRESHOLD

ADR allows for some dangerous goods in packages to be exempt from some of its rules. The product may be packaged in "Excepted Quantities" The product may be packaged in "Limited Quantities" The vehicle may carry less than the Load Threshold. Only products in a receptacle greater than "Excepted Quantities" and "Limited Quantities" counts towards the Load Threshold. The Load Threshold varies according to the degree of danger the product represents during transport. There are 5 Transport Categories (TCs)
TC Load Threshold (Litres / kilos)
0 (Highest danger) o
1 20
2 333
3 1000
4 Unlimited
Your Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser will explain when this exemption can be used.

ADR MODULES

The ADR course is modular depending on the type of danger (U.N. CLASSES), the receptacle and thetype of vehicle.

If the driver is carrying 7 Common U.N. Classes (All U.N.Classes except Explosives and Radioactives) in packages, the driver needs to attend the course with the following modules:
Core, Other than In tanks and 7 Common Classes (5 multiple choice SQA exams)

If the driver is carrying 7 Common U.N. Classes (All U.N.Classes except Explosives and Radioactives) in a Road Tanker, the driver needs to attend the course with the following modules:
Core, In tanks and 7 U.N.Common Classes (5 multiple choice SQA exams)

If the driver is carrying 7 Common U.N. Classes (All U.N.Classes except Explosives and Radioactives) in Road Tanker and/or in packages, the driver needs to attend the course with the following modules:
Core, In tanks, Other than In tanks and 7 U.N. Common Classes (6 multiple choice SQA exams)

If the driver is carrying flammable liquids in a RoadTanker, the driver needs to attend the course with the following modules:
Core, In tanks and U.N. Class 3 (3 multiple choice SQA exams)

If the driver is carrying gases in cylinders, the driver needs to attend the course with the following modules:
Core, Other than In tanks and U.N. Class 2 (3 multiple choice SQA exams)

DOMESTIC MOVEMENTS

The movement of dangerous goods on United Kingdom roads is governed by The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations which basically refers to ADR.

The major difference is the way road tankers and tank containers are marked and placarded for domestic movements which is different for international movements.

U.N. CLASSES

There are 9 U.N. Classes of dangerous goods. Products are classified according to the type of danger they represent when being transported. i.e. the danger/s the product represents during transport.
One product may have more than one classification allocated to it.
e.g. Methanol (UN1230) is a flammable liquid which has a toxic subsidiary danger.
Class 1 Explosive substances and articles
Class 2 Gases

Class 3 Flammable liquids
Class 4.1 Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitized explosives
Class 4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
Class 4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
Class 5.1 Oxidizing substances
Class 5.2 Organic peroxides
Class 6.1 Toxic substances
Class 6.2 Infectious substances
Class 7 Radioactive material
Class 8 Corrosive substances
Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles

EQUIPMENT and DOCUMENTATION

ADR specifies certain equipment if a vehicle is carrying dangerous goods over LOAD THRESHOLD.

Equipment on vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages in less than below Load Threshold
One 2 KGs Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher

Equipment on vehicles within the scope of the Regulations
One 2 KGs Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher and additional fire extinguishers depending on the size of the vehicle. See ADR2011 8.1.4
Other equipment depends on the U.N. Class being carried ADR2011 8.1.4

Documentation on vehicles within the scope of the Regulations
If the load is above load threshold, the following ADR2011 8.1.2 must be carried in the vehicle.

ADR 2011 Documents to be carried on the transport unit
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