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 https://unece.org/transportdangerous-goods/adr-2021-files  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 2021 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.

2022 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) *
3 March 2022 26 November 2021 10 February 2022 17 February 2022
16 June 2022 05 March 2022 26 May 2022 02 June 2022
15 September 2022 17 June 2022 25 August 2022 01 September 2022
24 November 2022 16 September 2022  03 November 2022
10 November 2022

* 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.