Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor

Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA's) must be able to demonstrate that they have successfully completed appropriate training, resulting in the award of a Vocational Training Certificate.

The DGSA has a legal obligation to carry out the following broad functions:

  • Monitoring compliance with the law.
  • Advising the employer with regards Dangerous Goods.
  • Preparing an annual report of the employers' activities.
  • Monitoring of a range of procedures and safety measures.
  • Investigating and compiling reports on any accidents or emergencies.
  • Advising on the potential security aspects of transport.

What is not immediately clear from the opening statement is that these regulations can apply to any person who allows dangerous goods to be carried by road, not just the transport operator. This could include anyone who consigns cargo, freight forwarders, warehousemen and manufacturers producing goods that will be collected from their factory.

If you may need a DGSA, or you already employ one but think a change may be due, contact us and see the difference.

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