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  • 09 Jan 2024 06:00 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    Our regular Newsletter is proving very popular. We are now looking for articles for our June 2024 edition.

    We accept articles from members and non-members, wherever you are in the World. 

    You can find out more on our BADGP Newsletter web page and send your contributions to enquiries@badgp.org. Deadline for contributions is 13th May 2024.

    We look forward to receiving your contributions!

  • 08 Jan 2024 13:19 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the BADGP 2024 AGM and Annual Industry Seminar.

    14th AGM and Annual Industry Seminar: Thursday 21 March 2024, Windmill Village Hotel, near Coventry, UK. 

    The BADGP 2024 AGM will have at its main theme, the ‘Hidden Chapters’ of ADR: Parts 7, 8 and 9. Therefore, expect presentations on mixed loading (including that Class 1 table), load securing, refrigerated transport, ADR driver training, fire extinguishers, ADR kits, security/supervision codes and there may be some ‘approved type’ vehicles to review as well. Registration is now open - so make a date and book your slot and take advantage of getting a room for the night before at the Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry. See you there!

    The AGM / Seminar is free-of-charge to all BADGP members. 

    Register here.

  • 22 Dec 2023 12:07 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    We have now published the December 2023 edition of our Newsletter. For more details, please visit: BADGP Newsletters.

    This edition includes the following articles:

    BADGP Launches The DGSA Development Programme 1.1.24
    Dan Lee, BADGP Committee member confirms the key dates in 2024 for the inaugural launch of the DGSA Development Programme.

    IATA 65th Edition: Key Updates and Changes for 2024
    BADGP Committee member, Christopher Abrahams, Peter East Associates, details the upcoming regulatory changes for 2024.

    Not Another One…Lithium-Ion Fire, This Time On An Oil Tanker
    BADGP Committee member, Richard Masters discusses an incident with lithium-ion batteries having caused a fire on an oil tanker.

    DGSA Responsibilities and Potential Penalties – A Legal Overview
    BADGP member and DGSA, Clive Savigar discusses the role and responsibilities of a DGSA along with the potential liabilities and penalties.

    IASA What is it, What does it do and Highlights of the Latest Meeting - Zurich October 2023Mark Hunsley, BADGP Committee Member and of DGSATech Ltd provides us with an introduction to IASA.

    IASA DGSA Number
    Following on from the previous article introducing IASA, Mark Hunsley, shares some information on the number of qualified DGSA's in each of the countries attending the IASA meeting.

    The Secret Diary of a DGSA: 22nd November 2023
    A personal experience from an anonymous author and a response offering advice from BADGP Committee member, Dan Lee.

    BADGP Guide to Class 1 Explosives
    BADGP Committee member, Dan Lee, details the recently published BADGP guidance for Class 1 Explosives that was provided in hard-copy format to those that attended the BADGP Seminar at Crewe Hall Hotel, October 2023.

    DfT Announcement - Retention of Training Records
    An update on the retention of training records.

    A Time to Reflect and Something for the Christmas Stocking
    BADGP Committee member and occasional dangerous goods historian Dan Lee shares information about two dangerous goods incidents that occurred from our not too and very distant past. Both incidents are often mis-remembered or not fully understood by those dangerous goods professionals whose job it is to impart such knowledge via training sessions.

    Santa Claus: Navigating the Dangerous Goods Maze with a DGSA
    Is Santa Claus, the benevolent gift-giver, the worst offender for non-compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations? And should he employ a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) to ensure compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations? A Christmas article from BADGP member, Andrew Lavery, Clover Group.

    Environmental Threat of Plastic Pellet Spillage
    TT’s Josh Finch explains that those involved in the supply of what is a universal component of plastic materials must be more aware of the dangers and take steps to ensure their safe carriage.

    Who Are You?
    BADGP are pleased to introduce you to some of the well-known ‘names’ in the industry, while they share a little information about themselves and their lives in dangerous goods. This month we introduce Eric Gillett

    BADGP Seminar & Events
    Information regarding our upcoming events. Registration is now open for the BADGP 2024 AGM which will focus on the ‘Hidden Chapters’ of ADR: Parts 7, 8 and 9. 

    News From Our Partners
    Details of upcoming events from our Partner Organisation CHCS.

  • 01 Sep 2023 14:07 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    BADGP Committee members recently attended Multimodal 2023 at the NEC in Birmingham. BADGP Chair, Mark Spence took part in a Meet The Experts Interview. Find out more about BADGP and Dangerous Goods by watching the interview:

    Meet The Experts - An Interview with BADGP at Multimodal 2023

  • 06 Jul 2023 10:28 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce that we have published the sides and recording of our webinar, "Transporting Gases Safely" presented by Jake Lake, Technical Manager, British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) 

    BADGP members can access the content from the link on the Past Events page of this website.



  • 27 Apr 2023 12:40 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce that we have published the slides and recording of our webinar, "IATA By Air, A Step Too Far For A DG Professional?" Presented by BADGP Committee members John O'Shea and Dan Lee.

    BADGP members can access the content from the link on the Past Events page of this website.

  • 13 Mar 2023 10:11 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    BADGP are pleased to announce that we have published the slides from our 2023 AGM & Annual Industry Seminar.

    BADGP members can access the content from the link on the Past Events page of this website.

    Please remember to leave us your feedback from the event by accessing the Feedback Form.

  • 23 Feb 2023 09:16 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce that we have published the slides and recording of our webinar, "2023 IMDG Code Update: Operational provisions of the changes in Amendment 41-22" presented by Richard Masters.

    BADGP members can access the content from the link on the Past Events page of this website.

  • 26 Jan 2023 15:52 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce that we have published the new version of the DGSA Annual Report Template.

    Members can access this document along with the DGSA Annual Report Template Guidance Document from the Members' Useful Documents page of this website.

  • 05 Jan 2023 16:06 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce that we have published a BADGP Guide: ADR Class 7.

    This document forms part of the BADGP CPD programme and is also a useful guide for members who want or need to know more on the subject of Class 7

    Members can access this document from the Members' Useful Documents page of this website.

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