The Department for Transport (DfT) have laid out record keeping guidelines for employers that are valid from 13th November 2023 and these also relate to your dangerous goods training records.
- keep staff training records for a minimum of 6 years from the date of training.
- make the records available on request to the employee or to the Department for Transport.
In addition, if an employee leaves their employment, the employer must keep their training records for a further 2 years from the date the employment ended, in case of any subsequent issues arising.
These requirements are set out in section 1.3.3 of ADR.
As a reminder, dangerous goods training is a legal requirement if you are involved in the handling, receiving or transport of dangerous goods.
This starts with dangerous goods awareness training, which is the entry level requirement for any for your staff involved in the process, including sales, customer service, operations, administration and warehousing staff.
Evolution provide a range of dangerous goods training services, which include our online dangerous goods awareness course.