A complete guide for what is required in an ADR Kit

Essential Components in an ADR Kit: A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Compliance

An ADR Kit is the equipment required for you to carry by law if you are transporting hazardous goods by road. This is required by the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).

It is essential you carry these onboard to ensure the safety of both the driver and the public in the event of any incident when carrying goods.

ADR Kit guide

ADR Kit Requirements

Legal requirements for ADR Kits include specific contents and design specifications for the ADR kit bag. The contents of an ADR kit typically include first aid equipment, a fire extinguisher, warning signs and labels, personal protective equipment, and documentation. The ADR kit bag must also meet specific material and design specifications, including capacity and size requirements. This does vary depending on what class of goods you are carrying – more info can be found here.

However, a simple solution is to purchase our DK0025 Silver ADR Kit which covers all classes 1-9 so you can be confident that you are compliant.

ADR Kit Regulations

ADR Kit inspection and maintenance is the responsibility of the company transporting the hazardous goods. It is good practice to check your ADR kit before every journey, to ensure all contents are there and the filters and eyewash are within their expiry date.

ADR Kit storage and checking

The person responsible for ADR safety within your company or your DGSA should check your ADR kits regularly to check the eyewash and respirator filters are still in date. It is also good practice to check everything is in good condition. They are best stored in the cab of the van or lorry carrying the dangerous goods.

ADR Kit Variations and Customisations

There are different types of ADR kits available, and customisation options are available to suit specific requirements, depending on which class of dangerous goods you are transporting. Hazchem Safety offers a range of ADR kit options to choose from.

If you are still unsure, just go for our full ADR PPE driver kit as it covers all classes! The Full ADR PPE driver kit was Hazchem Safety’s first product it brought to market, and it is still one of our most popular products today, nearly 40 years later!

For extra protection you can buy the GOLD ADR KIT, this includes higher specification PPE – ie Hazmax wellingtons to provide protection over and above that which is required by law.

What can ADR kits be confused with?

  • Hazardous materials kit
  • Emergency response kit
  • Chemical spill kit
  • Safety equipment kit
  • Transport safety kit

All of these could be part of an ADR kit or similar to one. But the best option is to come to Hazchem Safety and we will provide you with the correct ADR kit for your requirements.


ADR kits are a crucial component in ensuring the safe transportation of hazardous materials. Compliance with ADR regulations and proper training and usage are essential to ensure their effectiveness.


If you transport hazardous goods Hazchem Safety can provide all the ADR kit and PPE you need to stay safe and compliant.

To discuss your requirements for ADR Kit, call us on 01280 841400 or email our sales department, who will be happy to have a chat!