Novadata Trains Safe Drivers of Dangerous Goods
To help LGV drivers to comply with the requirements of both the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (CDG) legislation and the internationally agreed ADR regulations, Novadata offers some of the UK’s leading ADR training courses, accredited by JAUPT. Candidates sit examinations set by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) as an integral part of the course, allowing them to obtain an ADR card, which must be carried by a commercial driver when transporting anything categorised as dangerous goods, either in packages or in tankers.
Novadata has tailored courses in order to provide exactly what drivers need, offering both initial ADR training to allow drivers to qualify for an ADR card as well as refresher ADR periodic training to enable them to preserve and renew their ADR every five years in accordance with the law.
Novadata’s skilled and highly qualified industry experienced instructors explain the practical working of the law, clarifying when each set of regulations apply, depending on the journey in which the dangerous goods are transported. Examinations are held at the end of the week at Novadata’s accredited examination centre, although courses can be held at customers’ own premises and examinations taken at an accredited examination centre nearer each customer’s local area. Novadata is a member of the National Dangerous Goods Training Consortium.
ADR training can also count towards a maximum of 21 hours of a commercial driver’s periodic Driver CPC training, helping towards obtaining a Driver Qualification Card (DQC), which requires a total of 35 hours of training on a variety of subjects.
In addition, Novadata provides both initial and periodic refresher Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) training, so that it caters both for new candidates who are aiming to qualify as a DGSA and obtain a Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) for the first time; and also for existing DGSAs who need to renew their qualification. Every organisation which transports goods that can be classified as hazardous under ADR must have a DGSA, either in-house or as an external consultant. For those organisations too small to employ their own DGSA, Novadata’s highly qualified team can provide DGSA consultancy, so that the operator can prove that they are in compliance with their legal obligations.
Novadata also offers a range of products which provides all the necessary safety equipment for drivers of dangerous goods carrying vehicles so that they can comply with their legal obligations and be fully equipped to cope with any incidents which may occur on the journey, requiring them to put their training into practice. The company also provides safety check and daily inspection books and a range of tachograph products which help them to drive safely and stay legal on the road.
Novadata is one of the UK’s leading providers of Driver CPC training, management training, MOD resettlement training, NVQ training and a range of tailored specialist training courses. The company also provides tachograph accessories and analysis services; a range of health and safety products designed for use in the transport industry; and can offer legal support for drivers and fleet managers.
Story By: Derek Broomfield
Web Link: novadata
Date : 13-06-2013