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ADR Class 1 Explosives Course

ADR Initial Class 1 Explosives Course £200 (excluding VAT)

The ADR Regulations regard the Class 1 Explosives module as a specialisation course, drivers will need to attend the Core module first before adding Class 1 Explosives module to their ADR card. This Class 1 specialisation course does not cover any other aspect of the ADR course.

On successful completion of this module, the candidate should have sufficient knowledge to be able to effectively carry out their role as a driver for carriage of explosive substances and articles in class 1 throughout the UK and Europe, as specified in the current ADR and Domestic Regulations, if an attendant is used, they must have commensurate training for class 1 explosives.

The course duration is a full day, and the examination will take place at the end of the course, this consists of 25 multiple-choice questions and a pass mark of 70% is required. A single exam of £20 is online with a laptop provided on the course, upon passing the exams, the Driver Training Certificate that is in the form of a card is issued by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA). Results are issued at the end of the course and candidates would typically receive their ADR certificate within a week.

The ADR certificate is valid for 5 years, the qualification can be retained for another five years by attending a refresher course and passing the subsequent examinations. The Class 1 Explosives Course is on a Saturday following an ADR course covering the Core module.

This Class 1 Explosives module will be delivered in accordance with the prescribed standards in a classroom environment with relevant class participation, together with the use of illustrative examples and visual aids. Each candidate will receive an illustrative booklet covering Class 1.

The course will have the following learning objectives:

  • Definition of explosives, and the classification of explosives into Divisions and Compatibility Groups
  • Packaging and labelling of explosives
  • Loading, unloading and carriage of explosives with a mixed load of explosives
  • Operational rules and the responsibilities of the consignors, carriers, consignees, and drivers
  • Special measures to be taken in the event of an accident or incident involving a vehicle carrying explosives

Initial and Refresher Class 1 Explosive courses have two written scenario exercises as part of the training evaluation.

Mobile accreditation allows us to deliver ADR Courses onsite at Company premises where suitable facilities are available, the exams can still be online.

This can be a cost-effective option for clients with sufficient candidate numbers, particularly those wanting to refresh their ADR certificate as the course duration is shorter. Please enquire for further details and prices.

Upcoming 1 Day Initial ADR Explosives Training Course Dates:

29 June 2024
14 September 2024
23 November 2024