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 (ADR 2015)’ 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 use a company that specialises in providing dangerous goods safety advice.
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 £120.00.
However, payment for these would still be required even if the candidate cancels the course, as they cannot be refunded.
2017 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) *|
|9 March 2017||25 November 2016||16 February 2017||23 February 2017|
|15 June 2017||10 March 2017||25 May 2017||1 June 2017|
|14 September 2017||16 June 2017||24 August 2017||31 August 2017|
|23 November 2017||15 September 2017||2 November 2017||9 November 2017|
* Any late candidate enrolments will be required to pay an additional fee of £20.00.
2015 and 2017 ADR Books
Please note for the March 2017 and June 2017 exams only you will be permitted to use either the 2015 and 2017 ADR Books. Thereafter only the 2017 books will be used.