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Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser

Those firms, whose activities include the carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods by road are required to appoint one or more Safety Advisers whose responsibility will be to help prevent the risks inherent in such activities with regard to Persons, Property and the Environment.

The Adviser must attend training, pass an examination approved by the Competent Authority and hold a Vocational Training Certificate. The Certificate lasts for 5 years and can be renewed by the Adviser passing an examination anytime during the year before its expiry.

We provide training which will enable candidates to understand the application of
the Chapters of the ADR Agreement and associated GB Carriage Regulations.
The training will also prepare candidates for the Scottish Qualifications Authority examination which can be taken at one of the centres of their choice.
The examination is an “open book” type.

Our 5 day training courses are held at Cardiff, Newtown (Powys) and Derby and take place one or two weeks prior to each examination.

Courses include: Core module, Road and All Classes

The ADR text is used daily throughout the training. Test papers are also used daily to
re-enforce the learning and to ensure course members have a complete understanding of the application of ADR. Where required, additional support is available up to the day of the examination free of charge by telephone, email or fax.

Training Course Fees

To make a booking or for further information on dates, cost etc., please contact Dilys on 01633 680710 or Theresa on 01994419120

Examination Material

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations

Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List

Prices of the above books change from year to year, please ring  for current  prices.

Examination fees vary from year to year and these are available upon request or can be found on the SQA website.  Application forms for the examination can be downloaded from the SQA website.


Although we would strongly recommend that organisations employ their own DGSA, we are able to offer a limited amount of Consultancy in this area.

This would consist of taking on the role of the Adviser as in Chapter 1.8.3 of ADR

Further details are available upon request.

For a full list of available courses, please telephone Theresa on 01994 419120 or Dilys or Hannah on 01633 680710

Training Courses
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Dilys or Hannah :
01633 680710

Theresa: 01994 419120

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