New ADR Photo Cards

It was recently announced that all UK ADR drivers whose driver training photo card was issued after 29 October 2012 will receive a replacement card in the next 10 weeks. However, there will be no cost to drivers or operators for the new photo cards.
The reason for the change is that a new format for the cards was agreed at a recent meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and ADR Contracting Parties.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) administers photo card certificates for dangerous goods driver training on behalf of the Department for Transport across the whole of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The SQA will coordinate the re-issue to make sure that all drivers who need one get their replacement card within 10 weeks. There will also be a 6 month grace period while the new cards are being issued, so that no one is disadvantaged by the change.
If by Friday 4 October 2013 a certificate holder has not received their replacement, then they should contact the team directly and their new certificate will be fast-tracked to them within 5 working days.

For advice on transport law, contact Jared Dunbar at Dyne Solicitors on 01829 773 105.
Content is believed to be correct at time of writing.  Content written on 09 September 2013.

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