Andy Garside

  • Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (all classes, road)
  • Technician Member of IOSH
  • Member of RoSPA
  • Former Committee member of British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals 

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in the Dangerous Goods transport field. Andrew started in road transport in 1983, and worked his way up  to becoming an instructional officer within the Ministry of Defence in 1988.

With the changing of legislation and advances in technology in 1996 Andrew successfully began designing and delivering courses to suit the MoD’s rapidly changing training needs. He was part of the team that designed and implemented the drivers Theory course for the Army training school, and also redesigned the HAZMAT training course.

While at the Ministry of Defence in 1997Andrew studied for his ‘in-service Certificate in Education’ and took part in the program to deliver ADR training to the military around the UK and into Europe, which helped develop the flexibility in training delivery which has become one of Andrews strengths .

Andrew left the MoD and trained for the Anti-Rollover driver training program for BP. In 1999 While working for P&O TransEuropean bulk fuels Division as a shift supervisor , he helped formalise the training of new drivers at the Hertfordshire depot,

Andrew has achieved his DGSA qualification, and has a good knowledge and awareness of the application of Dangerous goods legislation on all aspects of industry, from the manufacturers to the end-users. This expertise has seen training and advice delivered as far afield as Kosovo for the EU mission there.

Andrew has a keen Health and Safety to, having studied and achieved the NEBOSH certificate and is currently studying for the Diploma. As an IOSH technician member. Andrew is qualified and accredited to deliver Managing and Working Safely courses for IOSH Certificates, as well as Manual handling .

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