Certificate of driver's training

The certificate referred to in 8.2.1.1 shall be issued:
(a) After completion of a basic training course, provided the candidate has successfully passed the
examination in accordance with 8.2.2.7.1;
(b) If applicable, after completion of a specialization training course for carriage in tanks or
carriage of substances and articles of Class 1 or radioactive material of Class 7, or after having
acquired the knowledge referred to in special provisions S1 and S11 in Chapter 8.5, provided
the candidate has successfully passed an examination in accordance with 8.2.2.7.2;
(c) If applicable, after completion of a restricted basic or restricted tank specialization training
course, provided the candidate has successfully passed the examination in accordance with
8.2.2.7.1 or 8.2.2.7.2. The certificate issued shall clearly indicate its limited scope of validity to
the relevant dangerous goods or class(es).

The date of validity of a driver training certificate shall be five years from the date the driver passes an
initial basic or initial comprehensive training examination.
The certificate shall be renewed if the driver furnishes proof of participation in refresher training in
accordance with 8.2.2.5 and has passed an examination in accordance with 8.2.2.7 in the following
cases:
(a) In the twelve months before the date of expiry of the certificate. The competent authority shall
issue a new certificate, valid for five years, the period of validity of which shall begin with the
date of expiry of the previous certificate;
(b) Prior to the twelve months before the date of expiry of the certificate. The competent authority
shall issue a new certificate, valid for five years, the period of validity of which shall begin
from the date on which the refresher examination was passed.
Where a driver extends the scope of his certificate during its period of validity, by meeting the
requirements of 8.2.2.8.1 (b) and (c), the period of validity of a new certificate shall remain that of the
previous certificate. When a driver has passed a specialization training examination, the specialization
shall be valid until the date of expiry of the certificate.

The certificate shall have the layout of the model shown in 8.2.2.8.5. Its dimensions shall be in
accordance with ISO 7810:2003 ID-1 and it shall be made of plastic. The colour shall be white with
black lettering. It shall include an additional security feature such as a hologram, UV printing or
guilloche patterns.

The certificate shall be prepared in the language(s) or one of the languages of the country of the
competent authority which issued the certificate. If none of these languages is English, French or
German, the title of the certificate, the title of item 8 and the titles on the back shall also be drawn up
in English, French or German.

Model for the training certificate for drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods

 

 

* Replace the text with appropriate data.
** Distinguishing sign used on vehicles in international traffic (for Parties to the 1968
Convention on Road Traffic or the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic, as notified to the Secretary
General of the United Nations in accordance with respectively article 45(4) or annex 4 of these
conventions).

Contracting Parties shall provide the UNECE secretariat with an example of the national model for any
certificate intended for issue in accordance with this section, along with examples of models for
certificates which are still valid. A Contracting Party may additionally provide explanatory notes. The
UNECE secretariat shall make the information received available to all Contracting Parties.

Training of persons other than the drivers holding a certificate in accordance with 8.2.1, involved in the carriage of dangerous goods by road

Persons whose duties concern the carriage of dangerous goods by road shall have received training in
the requirements governing the carriage of such goods appropriate to their responsibilities and duties
according to Chapter 1.3. This requirement shall apply to individuals such as personnel who are
employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor, personnel who load or unload dangerous
goods, personnel in freight forwarding or shipping agencies and drivers of vehicles other than drivers
holding a certificate in accordance with 8.2.1, involved in the carriage of dangerous goods by road.

8.3

MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS TO BE COMPLIED WITH BY THE VEHICLE CREW

Passengers

Apart from members of the vehicle crew, no passengers may be carried in transport units carrying
dangerous goods.

Use of fire-fighting appliances

Members of the vehicle crew shall know how to use the fire-fighting appliances.

Prohibition on opening packages

 
A driver or a driver's assistant may not open a package containing dangerous goods.

Portable lighting apparatus

The portable lighting apparatus used shall not exhibit any metal surface liable to produce sparks.

Prohibition on smoking

Smoking shall be prohibited during handling operations in the vicinity of vehicles and inside the
vehicles. This prohibition of smoking is also applicable to the use of electronic cigarettes and similar
devices.

Use of the parking brakes and wheel chocks

No vehicles carrying dangerous goods may be parked without the parking brakes being applied.
Trailers without braking devices shall be restrained from moving by applying at least one wheel chock
as described in 8.1.5.2.
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