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DGSA Training Course

DGSA Training Experts

From the first Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor courses in 1999 to present day, Enterprise have led the field in Dangerous Goods training.

Only £649 + VAT

A marketing leading price for a market leading course. Includes 5 days of live sessions, online resource library, question bank, and much more.

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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:

  • Core
  • All Classes
  • A Transport Mode Paper

There are 3 transport modes:

  • Road
  • Rail
  • 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?

Top Quality DGSA Training Since 1999

Enterprise developed their first DGSA course in 1999 and have been training DGSA’s ever since.

Dangerous Goods Specialists

Not only do Enterprise have a market leading reputation for DGSA training, we are also one of the UK’s largest trainers of ADR drivers.

RELIABILITY - We Never Cancel Courses

If Candidate numbers are low our competitors will cancel the course leaving you in limbo. We’ve never done this.   

FLEXIBILITY - We Won't Let You Down

We’ve multiple instructors that deliver DGSA courses. Whether it’s instructor illness or an instructor leaving the course goes ahead. 

Complete Array Of Training Resources

Each candidate receives access to on online resource library to support their development.

5 Days Of Live Courses

In addition to the online resource library candidates attend a 4-day ‘zoom’ course and 1 day of mock examinations.

DGSA Question Bank Provided

You will receive by post a book of 100+ questions to practice on.

On-Site Closed Courses

If your Company has sufficient candidates, we will train at your premises.

Free Demo

We’re proud of what we offer and would love to demonstrate it to you. Please get in touch.

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:

  1. Understand what the question is asking.
  2. Know where to find the information.
  3. 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 : 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 June 2024 Sitting:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Hull / York
  • Manchester
  • Middlesbrough
  • Northampton
  • Stirling
  • Surrey
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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.

The DGSA Regulations

What Is A Dangerous Good?

Classification

Packaging

Labelling

PPE and Safety Equipment

Vehicle Selection & Equipment

Vehicle Marking & Labelling

Driver and Staff Training Requirements

Role & Responsibilities Of The DGSA

Frequently Asked Questions