Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA)
You must have a dangerous goods safety adviser (DGSA) if you transport dangerous goods unless:
- you only do it occasionally, eg breakdown recovery vehicles
- you’re only receiving the dangerous goods (you’re the ‘consignee’)
- they’re in ‘limited quantities’
- you’re moving them a very short distance by road, eg between buildings on an industrial estate
- you’re using private vehicles
See the European agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/adr/adr2017/17contentse0.html for more information on DGSAs.
You should employ a DGSA if you’re transporting goods internationally.
Appointing a dangerous goods safety adviser
You can either get a member of staff trained as a dangerous goods safety adviser or Solent Training Limited would be happy in providing dangerous goods safety advice to your company on a consultancy basis.
The DGSA service always consists of an initial site visit, where we ascertain the requirements of your business.
Our standard services include:
- Necessary immediate implementations
- Annual Report
- Contact Details
- Management Training Schedule
- Site visits as deemed necessary.
- Assessments of on-going training needs.
- Free and unlimited telephone advice.
- Free and unlimited email support.
We offer to our DGSA Consultancy clients, a free Management of Dangerous Goods Training Course. This is suitable, and advisable, for managerial and supervisory staff. Or an ADR Dangerous Goods Awareness course for your drivers that carry ‘below load limit’ Dangerous Goods.
Contact the Department for Transport by email for advice on appointing a DGSA.
Please note that enrolment with SQA must be completed several weeks before the examination, and that space at some of the exam centres may be limited, so early booking is advisable:
We do not normally book the exams or provide the required Regulations for our candidates. This can be arranged at cost price, currently Exams - 1 subject - £105, 2 subjects £210, 3 subjects £285, ADR 2017 manuals £140.00.
However, payment for these would still be required even if the candidate cancels the course, as they cannot be refunded.
2017/18 Examination Dates
|Examination Dates||SQA will start taking enrolments from (day after previous exam)||Closing date for enrolments (3 weeks prior to exam)||Late enrolments (approx 2 weeks prior to exam) *|
|8 March 2018||24 November 2017||15 February 2018||22 February 2018|
|14 June 2018||09 March 2018||24 May 2018||31 May 2018|
|13 September 2018||15 June 2018||23 August 2018||33 August 2018|
|22 November 2018||14 September 2018||1 November 2018||8 November 2018|
* Any late candidate enrolments will be required to pay an additional fee of £20.00..