You can book a dangerous goods vehicle (ADR) inspection from 4 July 2020 - but you can still apply for a waiver if you have an MOT exemption.
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This page tells you about the suspension of ADR annual inspections due to coronavirus (COVID-19). It will be updated if anything changes.
From 4 July 2020, lorry, bus or trailer annual tests (MOT) and ADR annual inspections restarted.
However, if you’ve been issued an MOT exemption, and you do not get your vehicle tested, you must apply for a waiver to continue transporting dangerous goods.
Your vehicle is eligible for a waiver if it’s registered in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), you’ve been issued an MOT exemption, and it either:
- has a current ADR1C dangerous goods certificate which expires on or after 21 March 2020
- is a new vehicle that entered service in the last year under authorisation 476
Vehicles you cannot get a waiver for
You cannot get a waiver for:
- vehicles that have not been issued an MOT exemption
- a new non-type approved dangerous goods vehicle being put into service for the first time
- a vehicle where the details on the ADR1C document have changed - for example, a change of owner or the products it’s allowed to carry
You need to apply to get these vehicles approved to carry dangerous goods by road in the usual way.
What you need to do
Check when your authorisation expires - you can find this on the ADR1C certificate if you have one, or in your digital records.
Download and fill in thefor each vehicle.
Save the form on your computer or device.
Send the form to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) 10 working days before your authorisation runs out. Do not send it any earlier.
DVSA dangerous goods
There’s no application fee.
Rules for using the waiver
You must carry these documents (either printed or digital copies) in the vehicle:
- a copy of the confirmation email from DVSA
- the authorisation certificate
You can be given a deferred prohibition notice for not carrying the right documents.
You must follow the rules when transporting dangerous goods at all times. You must make sure:
- all required equipment and equipment for personal protection is carried on the vehicle and available to use
- the vehicle has the correct number and size of serviceable fire extinguishers - these should be easily accessible
- the driver carries the right documents, including instructions in writing, transport documents and drivers’ training certificate
- all of the required vehicle documents are in the vehicle