Companies involved in the carriage or loading of dangerous goods by road must appoint an appropriately qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA). Personnel wishing to be employed as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers should do this course.
The Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) home study course covers the ADR requirements relating to such matters as classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances in UN Classes 1 to 9, Transport Categories, Limited and Excepted quantities, Documentation, Placarding and Marking of vehicles.
Before their appointment, DGSAs must gain a Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) by passing approved examinations. The Department for Transport (DfT) is responsible for the approval of the examinations and it has appointed SQA as its agent.
DGSA syllabus and list of required manditory books is given on the SQA website.
Details of what is included is shown below:
DGSA Homestudy Course Description :
The Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) home study course is for candidates to take Core, All Classes and Road papers. Examinations are set by the SQA Examinations Board.
Price includes :
2 study manuals
USB stick loaded with 40 minutes of video and about 3 hours of audio.
(Let us know if you would prefer a DVD and 4 audio CDs instead).
The above price includes free shipping to the UK only. If you would like the material posted to another EU country, please enquire as to cost.
You can find the exam booking form plus information on the SQA website: http://www.dgsafetyadvisers.org.uk/DGSA/files/DGSA_Application_form.pdf
As well as the home study course material, you will need the permitted books for the examination. A list of authorised DGSA exam material can be found on the SQA website : http://www.dgsafetyadvisers.org.uk/DGSA/files/DGSA_Permitted_Exam_Material.pdf . These regulations/books can be purchased along with the course and includes the latest version of the ADR.