Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
Who requires Dangerous Goods Safety Training?
Individuals wishing to become a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor for either their own operations or external operations.
All activities involving the carriage, packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods must appoint a qualified DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor). The DGSA is responsible for helping to prevent the risks inherent with dangerous substances.
During a 5 day intensive course, candidates will learn how to navigate and understand the ADR Regulations. Examinations are carried out at several nationwide sites administer ed by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and must be refreshed every 5 years.
By the end of the course, candidates should be able to:
- Understand and apply both ADR and UK Domestic Regulations
- Classify dangerous goods according to the type of hazard and degree of danger
- Identify dangerous goods correctly
- Understand and apply information contained in the list of dange rous goods
- Correctly identify marking and labelling requirements
- Document consignments correctly
- Identify correct transport requirements in accordance with the regulations
DGSA EXAMS only run 4 times per year.