Dangerous Goods Adviser
The DGSA has an important role. Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers must be able to demonstrate that they are capable of performing their duties and must sit examinations resulting in the award of a Vocational Training Certificate (valid for five years).
The DGSA has a legal obligation to carry out the following broad functions:
- Monitoring compliance with the law.
- Advising the employer with regards to Dangerous Goods.
- Preparing an annual report of the employers’ activities.
- Monitoring of a range of procedures and safety measures.
- Investigating and compiling reports on any accidents or emergencies.
Anyone transporting dangerous goods by road will need assistance from a Dangerous Goods Advisor for:
- most road tankers, tank containers.
- bulk and a certain amount of dangerous goods by road
- in-scope packages (i.e. in receptacles over certain sizes, separate limited quantities are allocated to each product)
Wallace School of Transport can arrange several options to gain this qualification which include a five day intensive course with the option of a two day revision, mock exam and feedback course. Your trainer will be individually approved by SQA to run ADR courses and come from industry background.
Delegates need to know how to find information as well as know its content, as questions will ask for reference details in the answers. Approved reference books are allowed into the open book examinations.
Delegates also need to independently register with SQA.