What is a DGSA?
A Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser is a qualified specialist who has been certified to provide guidance and advice to companies who are involved in the transport of dangerous goods i.e. loading, unloading, packing, filling etc.
The main aim of the DGSA is to monitor compliance with the transport of dangerous goods regulations. The following services are some of the key services EcoOnline complete when working with companies:
- Provide support to clients in all aspects of the transport of dangerous goods by road, sea, and air.
- Completion of site and vehicle DGSA audits.
- Development of policies/procedures related to the transport of dangerous goods.
- Completion of DGSA annual reports.
Other duties defined in the regulations will also be completed.
Who needs to appoint a DGSA?
If you are involved in the transport of dangerous goods, even on an irregular basis, you may be required to appoint a DGSA. In accordance with the ADR Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road regulations, organisations involved in the activities which include carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling, or unloading of dangerous goods shall appoint one or more designated DGSAs.
If you are unsure of your legal obligations in relation to the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road regulations EcoOnline offer an inspection and compliance service, where we can:
- Classify your products to determine if they are hazardous for transport
- Determine if you are exempt according to the regulations.
- Identify your requirements for the transport of dangerous goods by road, sea, and air.
- Provide the necessary training and guidance for the transport of dangerous goods.