Extension to DGDT Remote Delivery
The Dangerous Goods Unit here at DfT have extended the remote delivery of Dangerous Goods Driver Training authorisation. This authorisation (no. 1013) will come into effect from 1 January 2023 until 31 December 2024 unless withdrawn or otherwise revoked, and authorisation 1007 remains in place until the end of 31 December 2022. You can find more information at the below links:
- Existing authorisation no. 1007 - Remote delivery of dangerous goods driver training extension: authorisation 1007 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- New authorisation no. 1013 - Remote delivery of dangerous goods driver training extension: authorisation 1013 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
For context, discussions have been underway at Joint Meeting level to explore the possibility of introducing e-learning, along with other types of delivery methods e.g. remote delivery, online training etc. For more details on the latest discussions, please refer to:
- Report of the Joint Meeting of the RID Committee of Experts and the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods on its autumn 2022 session (Secretariat) | UNECE (section XI, paragraph B)
- INF.4 – Report on the first meeting of the informal working group on e-learning (IRU/Germany).
This extension is intended to provide flexibility in order to help you continue providing Dangerous Goods training to drivers, with in person delivery still an option. Thank you for your ongoing contribution to UK road safety.
The team would like to thank everyone who has already provided feedback on the remote delivery of ADR driver training, and we continue to welcome any further feedback that you wish to share.