The AIC Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) Register
Since 1st January 2000 and as a result of EC Directive 96/35/EC, companies involved in the transport and physical loading of dangerous goods have been required to appoint a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA). Employers (including self employed) who load or transport dangerous goods beyond the thresholds laid down in the regulations, need to appoint a DGSA to guide them on the legal, safety and environmental aspects of the transport of dangerous goods.
AIC have been informed that it is difficult to locate a DGSA because a register or centralised information source does not exist and in order to facilitate this AIC have been asked to set up a DGSA register so that a company can make contact with one if they require.
Benefits to the industry of the DGSA Register are:
- Ability to locate a DGSA within a local area
- Ability to locate a DGSA by specialist area
- Web base live data source of DGSA's so information is up to date
- Meet due diligence requirements in the areas of dangerous goods
- Save time and money
The benefits to the Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser are:
- Ability to be located by companies that need a DGSA
- Access to new companies and specialist areas
- Networking with other DGSA's
- Information source to develop skill
British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) the UK association for those working professionally with dangerous goods.