Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor Initial Course 

“It’s an in depth look at the regulations that govern the carriage of dangerous goods, and how to apply them to everyday situations within the workplace. The course takes you from the very beginning of the legislation, and is full of real life problems and learning opportunities.

This is not just about how to pass an exam, but how to store, transport and deliver dangerous goods in the real world”

Does the thought of becoming a DGSA seem daunting? The thought of trawling through regulation to answer questions in a time limited exam situation put you off?

But does the concern of seeing your valuable goods delayed or refused, because the rules haven’t been followed risk damaging your business reputation?

Then look at becoming a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor

On this course you will learn all about being a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor in the commercial world. The course takes you through the regulatory environment step by step, and prepares you for the vocational exam set by the Scottish Qualifications Agency.

The course is an intensive 4 day programme which looks at the structure of the regulations, the cross referencing required, and the correct way to apply the regulations to everyday and exceptional problems that may occur in your workplace.

The course also includes exam technique, and plenty of guides and help in finding the right answers quickly and in a professional manner.

Topics covered

  • Introduction        What is the role of the DGSA?
  • Responsibilities What are the duties of the DGSA and the enterprises that employ them.
  • Basic rules           What rules govern the handling and transport of dangerous goods.
  • Classification       How to identify and classify dangerous substances and mixtures.
  • Special rules        Extra provisions, for substances, packaging, bulk or tank transport.
  • Exemptions         Excepted Quantity, Limited Quantity, and Transport Categories.
  • Packaging             Selecting the correct packaging, IBC’s Tanks or bulk vehicle use.
  • Consignment       Marking and labelling, transport and emergency documentation.       
  • Construction        Tank, bulk and packaging construction, approval and testing.
  • Transport             How to load and segregate substances, training and licensing rules.

Additionally applying UK variations in the dangerous goods regulations to domestic shipments

Auditing organisations, preparing accident/incident reports

Dealing with VOSA or Shipping problems

How to use exam techniques to ensure efficient time use in the DGSA exams

The course is fully up to date, using current regulation and legislation.

Delegates will receive a full, bound set of course notes, with questions built in.

These notes include a detailed explanation of the classes and requirements.


How can Strong & Herd LLP assist companies with the above?


  1. Public training courses –
    DGSA (Road) Initial
    DGSA (Road) Refresher

  2. In-company training - Click here  to enquire about a Strong  & Herd LLP In-House Seminar
  3. Business Support - Click Here to view how Strong & Herd LLP can help
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