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When Road incidents, serious accidents and deaths occur, it is the responsibility of organizations involved in road traffic systems and society as a whole to learn how to better reduce and minimize the risks.

In addition to the unacceptable human costs, there are also financial implications for those concerned with roads, vehicles, road users and emergency medical services.

Since September  2011, regulations have required businesses involved in the transportation of dangerous goods to appoint one or more Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers.

ADR, the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of dangerous goods by road, states the need for “Persons whose duties concern the carriage of dangerous goods by road shall have received training of the requirements governing the carriage of such goods appropriate to their responsibilities and duties.”

It is not only the drivers of vehicles carrying Dangerous Goods to be trained by approved training providers but “persons whose duties concern the carriage of dangerous goods” and most importantly and above all, the Logistics managers whose duties concern the carriage of dangerous goods.

As such, the requirement for training also applies to such persons employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor; those involved in loading or unloading dangerous goods; personnel in freight forwarding or shipping agencies and drivers not covered by the ADR Vocational Training Certificate requirement.
Applicants for a Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence must show that they are 'professionally competent' or that they employ a transport manager who meets the requirements. Persons will be considered 'professionally competent' by passing the examination for the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) conducted by Road Transport Department Examinations.
This Approved Driver CPC 'Train the Trainer' 5-day open course is a comprehensive series of instructional sessions, to enable drivers’ CPC trainers to reach the required standards and deliver trainings in the Drivers’ Authorised Training Centers  (EKKO)
The Aims & Objectives of the course is
(1) the development of training competences to the EKKO instructors to the level required in both subject knowledge and training techniques along with the ability to create and develop training to Driver CPC standard and
(2) the in-depth study of various 7-hour Driver CPC modules developed specifically to enable delegates to take ownership of the Driver CPC training requirements.

A driver transporting dangerous goods by road in most tankers, large tank containers, in bulk or in packages over a given amount, can only do so if in possession of an ADR Driver Training Qualification; "the ADR Licence".

The qualification, in the form of an ADR Licence can be obtained for either ‘Packaged Goods’ or for ‘Tanks’, or both, following successful completion of an approved ADR Dangerous Goods training course. Separate training and exams are required for the transportation of radiactives and for explosive substances or articles.

The ADR driving licence is valid for 5 years.

Drivers must complete an ADR refresher training course prior to the expiry (within last 12 months before expiry) in order to update the ADR driving licence.

This course can be taken as a one-and-a-half-day extension to a Packaged Goods core course or on a stand-alone basis. 
If taken separately, the ADR core course is needed: 
The Explosive module is not part of the ADR core (initial or refresher). This module requires attendance on an additional one-day course followed by examination.
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