DGSA Training

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
  • 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

Read guidance on DGSA training.

See the European agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/adr/adr2019/19contentse0.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.

DGSA Courses

We offer 5 day DGSA courses leading upto the SQA exam dates.

DGSA Online Modules

We can help with your study at home, office or workspace with online, via Zoom, various modules 'face to face'.

Contact the Department for Transport by email for advice on appointing a DGSA.

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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 book the exams, but we can provide the required Regulations for our candidates. This can be arranged at cost price, currently, ADR 2019 manuals £190.00.

Exams - 1 subject - £105, 2 subjects £210, 3 subjects £285, however, please check with SQA for upto date fees.

However, payment for these would still be required even if the candidate cancels the course, as they cannot be refunded.

2021 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) *
4 March 2021 27 November 2020 11 February 2021 28 February 2021
17 June 2021 05 March 2021 27 May 2021 03 June 2021
16 September 2021 18 June 2021 26 August 2021 02 September 2021
25 November 2021 17 September 2021  05 November 2021
12 November 2021

* Any late candidate enrolments will be required to pay an additional fee of £20.00.

You may find the following links from SQA regarding DGSA training useful: Syllabus Permitted exam materials Sample examination papers Applying for examinations Sitting the examinations

DGSA Courses

None planned at the moment but get in touch to arrange a course.