DGSA Training Courses
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From the first Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor courses in 1999 to present day, Enterprise have led the field in Dangerous Goods training.
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A marketing leading price for a market leading course. Includes 5 days of live sessions, online resource library, question bank, and much more.
Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor Training
From 1st January 2000, Companies involved in transport related activities involving Dangerous Goods have been required to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA).
The DGSA can be either an employee or an external consultant.
The DGSA must hold a Vocational Training Certificate (VTC). To qualify as a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor the DGSA must have passed examinations in:
- All Classes
- A Transport Mode Paper
There are 3 transport modes:
- Inland Waterway
As the majority of goods are transported by Road, this is the mode we concentrate upon. At each exam sitting, there are around 200 candidates, of which generally fewer than 8 are for rail or inland waterways. Training for rail or inland waterway candidates can, subject to instructor availability, be arranged. Please contact us to discuss.
DGSA Rule Changes For Consignors
Companies that only act as Consignors only companies are currently not required to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor.
In 2019, amendments were made to the relevant Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations (ADR/RID and the UK Carriage Of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations).
This requires consignors to have an appointed DGSA from 1st January 2023.
The Department For Transport video provides a very clear explanation of this change, together with a lot more information about the roles of the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor.
Why an Enterprise DGSA Training Course?
Choosing the right DGSA Training Course
At Enterprise, we appreciate that a first-time pass is extremely important and that candidates need to go into the examination feeling extremely confident because they’ve learnt the techniques required to pass the exam.
Our job is to keep it simple and logical. You take all of the answers into the examination room with you in the form of the permitted materials. It is not a memory test.
Whilst developing your overall understanding of the Dangerous Goods framework and the role of the DGSA, we train you to:
- Understand what the question is asking.
- Know where to find the information.
- Present your answer in a way that demonstrates to the marker how you obtained the answer.
Our courses have plenty of question practice, so you can measure your progress and continually improve. Our instructors are contactable outside the training course if you require additional assistance.
Skills Required To Pass The DGSA Exam
Whilst there are no formal educational entry requirements required to sit a DGSA examination, there is an underlying skillset that successful candidates generally demonstrate.
An individual with a methodical, logical approach to problem solving and the ability to work in an accurate, efficient manner will normally succeed even if they have no prior knowledge of dangerous goods or transport as this examination is all about learning how to find the information that is required and apply it to the particular circumstances.
It’s all about the skillset rather than the entry level of knowledge.
DGSA Exam Dates 2024
Examination : 7 March 2024
Enrolment By: 15 February 2024
Examination : 13 June 2024
Enrolment By: 23 May 2024
Examination : 12 September 2024
Enrolment By: 22 August 2024
Examination : 21 November 2024
Enrolment By: 7 November 2024
Examination Venues are announced on a ‘Sitting by Sitting’ basis, depending upon venue availability.
Examination Venues For The March 2024 Sitting:
DGSA Course Content
What you will get
The course equips attendees with the skills to undertake the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor examinations required to perform the role of a DGSA.
The content follows a logical progression from identifying whether a substance is dangerous and, if so, how should it be safely packaged, labelled, and transported.