Hazardous Goods Courier

ADR Transport Services

Regulation is via the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).

ADR sets out the requirements for the classification, packaging, labeling, and certification of dangerous goods. It also includes specific vehicle and tank requirements and other operational requirements. The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) apply ADR in Great Britain – England, Wales, and Scotland.


1. ADR is available on line.

2. ADR is highly prescriptive but structured logically.

3. The structure of ADR is that each part is subdivided into chapters and each chapter into sections and paragraphs and sub paragraphs. So for example, 2.1 is the introduction to classification, 2.2 is the class specific provisions, 2.2.1 relates to class 1(explosives), 2.2.2 to class 2 (gases) and so on.

4  Part 1 is the introductory part setting out high level aims and duties, together with exemptions. This includes the need for a Dangerous goods safety adviser (DGSA) at chapter 1.8.3.

5  It then goes logically through the process as follows:

  • Part 2. Classification
  • Part 3. The dangerous goods list (including special provisions and exemptions related to limited quantities.
  • Part 4. Packing and tank provisions
  • Part 5. Consignment procedures, including documentation and vehicle marking
  • Part 6. Construction and testing of packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBC), large packagings and tanks
  • Part 7. Carriage, loading, unloading and handling
  • Part 8. Vehicle crews, equipment, operation and documentation (including driver training)
  • Part 9. Construction and approval of vehicles

6  It follows that, if care and time are taken, the answer to most problems can be found, and for that reason there is little or no need for explanatory literature or guidance.

7  ADR itself contains general exemptions (at 1.1.3). CDG Regs provides that exemptions allowed by the EU Dangerous Goods Directive and UK derogations apply in GB. These are discussed in detail in the Main Exemptions part of this manual.

8  Many duty holders are required to have a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) who should have the training and knowledge to deal with the matter. GB exemptions are discussed below.

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009

9 The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG Regs) set the legal framework in GB, as ADR itself has no provision for enforcement. The regulations include a number of exemptions and make substantial changes to the ADR requirements for the domestic carriage of many explosives.

Our own in-house team experienced with servicing local Pharma / Biological and Research companies are fully ADR Certified and Insured.

Collections within the hour


Our Specialist SameDay courier service prides itself in delivering your critical consignments safely, securely, and on-time. Dedicated Vehicles From Collection to Delivery Point. This means your consignments are delivered directly and not left unattended overnight. Our Fleet of Vehicles Ranging from Motor Cycles, up-to 12 Tonne Articulated HGV’s

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