What does a DGSA do?

The full responsibilities are listed in ADR (chapter 1.8.3.3). It is worth reading the chapter, in full, as part of your study (if you’re a learner), or as part of a role specification (if you’re an employer).

A summary of the responsibilities include:

  • monitoring compliance with the requirements governing the carriage of dangerous goods
  • advising the undertaking on the carriage of dangerous goods
  • preparing an annual report on the activities of the undertaking in transporting dangerous goods (kept for 5 years)
  • implementation of emergency procedures in the event of any accident or incident involving dangerous goods
  • investigating any accidents or infringements of regulations and preparing reports
  • monitoring the provision of training and advice to other staff
  • reporting of incidents and accidents to the Department for Transport (DfT)

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