Pegasus Waste Management

Dangerous Goods Transport (ADR)

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Dangerous Goods Transport (ADR)

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The law requires that the removal and transport of dangerous goods must be done under the regulations of ADR, as set out in ADR 2017.

An ADR vehicle load is defined as the transport of any materials on the road that could be hazardous or cause danger to life or the environment.

Qualified ADR licence holders such as our drivers understand the hazards and control measures necessary during the transportation of dangerous goods, including those that may be present in wastes.

As part of our service we are able to efficiently and effectively remove dangerous substances for appropriate disposal, including:

  • Flammable, Toxic and Compressed Gases
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Flammable Solids, Spontaneously Combustible Materials, and materials that are Dangerous When Wet
  • Oxidising Agents and Organic Peroxides
  • Toxic Substances and Infectious Substances
  • Corrosives
  • Miscellaneous Substances and Articles

At Pegasus we are able to identify, classify, package and label substances appropriately for transport in order to fully comply with current ADR regulations.

To transport dangerous goods by road you must hold an in date Waste Carriers Licence as issued by the Environment Agency. For a copy of our licence, click here.

For more information on waste transport please visit our services page.

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  • Hedley Fulton 7 YEARS AGO

    I think that it is a really good idea to have drivers become licensed to be able to transport dangerous goods. It is definitely a lot safer for drivers to know what they are transporting and how it can effect the environment. I wonder how drivers are able to become qualified to receive a license like this. It seems like it would take a lot of hard work, but would be worth it in the long run.

    • Kate Phillips 7 YEARS AGO

      Dear Hedley, Thank you for your comments. Due to the nature of our work, all of our drivers are ADR trained (ADR is the driving certificate gained to transport certain dangerous goods), or any sub-contracted transport companies we use. Sometimes drivers need to pay for this certification themselves, if self-employed for example, or some of them will be funded by their employers as part of their training. The qualification certainly means a driver has the chance to take on additional or more different types of work. From the point of view of safety for people and the environment, as you say, it is highly important - something we can all continue to improve on protecting.

  • Rhys Rawson 7 YEARS AGO

    Thanks for the information. It is good to hear that drivers must be licensed to transport dangerous goods. I know that past accidents with these substances have been very harmful to the environment. How are you able to identify which items might be flammable?