This course covers the required regulations that must be understood and complied with by consignors, carriers, drivers and all other staff who are involved in the road transport of dangerous goods. The training required for a DGSA is detailed in chapter 1.8 of ADR. The course is intensive; it involves 5 days classroom study. During the week, overnight exercises to reinforce and confirm the Regulations are understood.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
Dangerous goods safety advisers qualifications and training
Businesses that handle, process or transport dangerous goods on a regular basis must appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) in order to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The DGSA has 3 main duties:
The DGSA is also responsible for:
These regulations can apply to any person who allows dangerous goods to be carried, not just the transport operator. This could include cargo consignors, freight forwarders, warehouse workers and manufacturers producing goods that will be collected from their factory.
2 Start Training are now offering this DVSA training course at our depots in Portsmouth and Reading. Over the 5 days intensive course students will be:-
The Department for Transport approves the mandatory DGSA exams. It has appointed the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) as its agent. SQA sets, marks and organises the exams, and issues the vocational training certificates for the whole of the UK, and the certificates are recognised in all European Union member states. Find out about the DGSA training courses and exams on the SQA website.
2 Start training Ltd are members of The National Dangerous Goods Training Consortium. A nationwide network of professional training schools providing high standards of training delivered only by experienced instructors.
You will be trained by highly skilled and experienced professionals who will give you all the knowledge you need to pass your DGSA test and become a safe and qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser.
Here at 2 Start Training, we are lucky to be able to offer you the opportunity to complete this course at any of our training depots which includes locations in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing.
Additionally, we can offer this course to be completed on one of your sites, using your equipment. If you want to complete your training using your facilities and equipment, there are a few requirements that you need to meet which include: You need to have a training room that is suitable for the number of candidates completing the course and all delegates will be required to wear PPE as per the company’s internal risk assessments.
Click the link to read our Facilities and Equipment Requirements Guide for more information on how you can complete training on one of your sites, using your equipment. Facilities and Equipment Requirements Guide.
I have just completed and passed my “cat D” (Bus/Coach) with 2 Start , my instructor Nicky, was very knowledgeable and put me at ease, having been an HGV Driver for many years, I had more than a few “bad habits “ but she patiently dealt with them and I passed first time. Good atmosphere within the training establishment making it very easy to learn.
I can honestly say that the two instructors I had for my CPC were brilliant the day went fast and I really learnt things I would recommend 2 START and would use them again .Well done and Thank you.
Great HIAB course, Wayne was excellent - thanks again
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