DGSA Training Courses (Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser) - Initial & Refresher

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Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) Training Courses Initial & Refresher

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Welcome to the website dedicated to the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA) syllabus and examinations.

If you're in the transport business, you'll know that since 1st January 2000, any company or other organisation that transports dangerous goods (and certain other organisations involved in transport related activities) should have appointed qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers. This requirement, prompted by the EC directive (96/35/EC), covers road, rail, and inland waterways.

Advisers will have to hold a certificate gained by passing a written examination.
This a European recognised qualification. However, In the UK the examinations are being set and administered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
EC Directive 96/35 requires companies involved in the transport, distribution and loading of dangerous goods consigned by road, rail or inland waterway to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA). DGSAs are responsible for helping to prevent the adverse consequences of the risks inherent in such activities in relation to people, property and the environment.
The directive requires that DGSAs shall be qualified by having taken and passed an approved examination and that they shall have been issued with a Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) before taking up their duties. There are no 'grandfather rights'. Every DGSA must pass the approved examinations. The VTC is valid for 5 years

There are no statutory entry requirements.
Please note that attendance of an ADR course or relevant experience within the industry is strongly recommended prior to undertaking the DGSA course.

On enquiring about this course, you will be contacted to discuss your requirements further.
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Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor Training Courses

DGSA Training Courses inc Accomodation


 DGSA Examination Fees:

Examination Fee
3 exams in 1 Day                   £285.00             
2 exams in 1 Day
1 exam £105.00
Late enrolment fee: £20
Enrolment transfer fee: £10
Fee for replacement copy of results: £30
Candidates must book their own examinations with SQA. Examination fees are to be made payable to SQA.
Candidates on the DGSA course will require:
ADR Volume 1 & 2 books the current editions.
CDG 2009
CDG (A) 2011
Derogations 2012
An additional recommended book for the course would be :
Emergency Action Code List 2017
It is highly recommended that delegates ensure they study in the evenings and days between the course and exams to ensure that they pass the exam.


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