Requirements concerning the training of the vehicle crew
Chapter 8.2 ADR 2017
The subject on the professional training of drivers is governed by the ADR in chapter 8.2 relating to the vehicle crew.
It is envisaged that drivers of vehicles destined for national and international transport of dangerous goods by road must be provided with a specific professional training certificate provided for by the ADR, also known as the “ADR license”. The certificate of professional training is mandatory for both national and international transport, with vehicles with any total mass at full load for quantities greater than the exemption indicated in chapter 188.8.131.52.
The certificate of professional training is mandatory for both national and international transport, with vehicles with any total mass at full load for quantities greater than those of exemption indicated in chapter 184.108.40.206.
For driving vehicles of any mass (even less than 3.5 t) used for national or international transport (in all States signatories of the ADR agreement) of goods, classified as dangerous according to the ADR, which exceed the limits of exemption is mandatory possession of the certificate of professional training (CFP).
If the CFP is not mandatory, the driver, like any other personnel dealing with the transport of dangerous goods, must have received adequate training. Drivers obtain the license after following the training courses and have passed the related written exams through the use of questionnaires.
The vocational training certificate is valid for up to five years. In the year preceding the relative deadlines, all drivers will be able to obtain the renewal of the license only if they pass the refresher course and the subsequent written exams corresponding to the training held. Within the same certificate there are four qualifications: basic and three different specializations (cistern, explosives, radioactive).