Historical and General Notes
Since 2017, the Republic of San Marino has joined the “Agreement concerning the international transport of dangerous goods by road” commonly called ADR = Accord Dangerous Goods.
ATS as Technical Service, has been designated by the San Marino Authority on ADR, also ATS is also recognized by UNECE as Authority on ADR.
The ADR Agreement aims to harmonize the safety rules relating to the international transport of dangerous goods by road, it is mutually recognized by the contracting party countries that have signed it. The agreement was signed in Geneva on September 30, 1957, and entered into force on January 29, 1968.
Its structure is simple and compact and includes two technical accessories:
- Annex A: Identification of dangerous goods, packaging requirements;
- Annex B: Construction, equipment and use of road vehicles for the transport of dangerous goods.
- Attachments A and B have been periodically updated since the ADR came into force.
Automotive Technical Service, with its Academy division, performs the training provided in Chapter 8 of the ADR with expert teachers, accredited and recognized by the San Marino Authority.
Currently there is a basic type of CFP and three specializations (tanks, explosives, radioactive), this certificate is mandatory for drivers of vehicles that carry out the national and international transport of dangerous goods.
The Courses and the Exam
The course has two sessions:
- a base for the transport of dangerous goods not in tanks (with the exception of materials belonging to classes 1 and 7);
- a specialization specific to the materials transported (tanks, explosives and radioactive).
The training is structured as follows:
- Basic course
- Specialization course for tank transport
- Specialization course for the transport of class 1 explosive materials and objects
- Specialization course for the transport of class 7 radioactive materials.
There is also a practical part, consisting of individual exercises on key topics, such as extinguishing fires, first aid and the behaviors to be implemented in the event of
Finally, a theoretical examination is carried out in order to evaluate the skills and knowledge acquired during the course, as prescribed in Chapter 8 of the ADR Agreement.
Attendance at courses is mandatory in order to obtain the CFP and the whole procedure is carried out in San Marino territory, according to the provisions of the Agreement itself.
The CFP (Certificate of Professional Training) is valid for 5 years and can be renewed for 5 years upon expiry.