Do we need a DGSA?

Most companies involved in the consignment or carriage of dangerous goods by road are legally required to appoint at least one certified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA). Although there are exemptions, these are tightly drawn and access to dangerous goods expertise is still required.

The requirement applies to goods sent by:

  • Road*
  • Rail
  • Inland waterway

DGSA’s are not expected to monitor procedures related to the carriage of dangerous goods by sea or air. Whilst there isn’t an equivalent ‘DGSA’ for these modes, there are other training requirements which must be complied with.

*DGSA Academy only offers training for the Road examination.

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