Carntyne’s Health and Safety Manager, Corin Gentles, continues to deliver Dangerous Goods Awareness Training to our customers, supporting them in meeting their legal requirements in relation to ADR compliance. Whilst Corin’s role within Carntyne Transport is Safety Manager, he is also appointed and qualified as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor carrying out the 2.5-hour course at customer sites throughout the year. Corin tells us more about the course below.

Can you tell us about the course and who it is aimed at?
Carntyne’s Dangerous Goods Awareness course is designed to raise awareness for personnel concerned with activities associated with the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road as defi ned within ADR. The content of the course meets with the requirements of ADR and any subsequent Department for Transport Security Plan Auditing. The course includes:

GENERAL AWARENESS TRAINING: Ensures individuals are familiar with the general requirements of the provision for the carriage of dangerous goods both on a domestic and international basis.

FUNCTION SPECIFIC TRAINING: Ensures individuals are aware of their specific duties and responsibilities in relation to the carriage of dangerous goods for the purposes of fulfilling their roles as detailed within ADR.

SAFETY TRAINING: Ensures individuals are aware of the hazards and dangers presented by the dangerous goods being handled and understand the principles of safe handling and emergency response in the event of loss of containment.The course content is specific to Class 3 Flammable Liquids. However, additional modules can be added to cater for other dangerous goods.

SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING: Identifies the nature of potential security risks in relation to the organisation and provides guidance to individuals on methods of reducing such risks and actions required to be taken in the event of a security breach.

What do our customers come away with at the end of the course?
On completion of the awareness course, those who attended are issued a certificate confirming their attendance which is valid for a period of 3 years. This gives their organisation peace of mind that their operators know of and how to apply ADR to their working day when storing, handling and dispatching goods onto the public road. By training staff , organisations also ensure that they are compliant from a training perspective with any department for transport auditing which takes place.