Companies who transport dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterways will need to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) who has passed the examination for this vocational qualification set by the Scottish Qualifications Authority or equivalent.
The appointed DGSA can either be an employee or a retained consultant.
However. it is not always practical or cost effective for an organisation to train their own member of staff in the role of Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).
Another option is to use the expertise of an external consultant through a bespoke contract depending on the level of service required.
Responsibilities of a DGSA include the following:-
Monitoring on compliance with the law.
Advising on the transport of dangerous goods and relevant training requirements.
Preparing an annual report of the employers’ activities.
Monitoring a range of procedures and safety measures.
Investigating and compiling reports on any accidents or emergencies.
Advising on the potential security aspects of transport.
Our DGSA Consultants will make sure that the following is in place:-
Correct classification of dangerous goods
Transport restrictions are understood by the workforce
All documentation related to goods and vehicles is ADR compliant
Contractors & sub contractors are compliant
Emergency procedures are adequate