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Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor – DGSA



If you’re in the transport business, you’ll know that since 1st January 2000, most companies and other organisations involved in the transport of dangerous goods (and certain other organisations involved in transport related activities) have been required to appoint a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser(s). This requirement, covers road, rail, and inland waterways.

Course Content

DGSA candidates will require:

  • Current edition of ADR
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods 2009 & amendment 2011
  • The approved derogations and transitional provisions 2012
  • Optional is the current emergency action code list

We can arrange for these materials to be ordered on your behalf, at an additional cost.

For the course syllabus, sample papers and course information, please see the awarding body site at www.dgsafetyadvisers.org.uk 


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but we do advise either having substantial knowledge of the chemical transportation industry or attending an ADR course as the introduction qualification.

The examinations are open book and are held by SQA four times a year.
Please note, that enrolment with the awarding body SQA, must be completed several weeks before the examination.

Assessment Method

An adviser must hold a certificate gained by passing a written examination.

The qualification is valid for 5 years and the same examinations must be sat for renewal as for the initial qualification.