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  • 21 Sep 2022 14:32 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    BADGP are delighted to announce a new webinar, The Facts Behind The Messages.

    Date & Time: Wednesday 2 November 2022 at 13:00 - 14:30 GMT

    This Dangerous goods webinar will examine the context behind the messages and announcements you may have recently seen concerning the change in law that requires all consigners, as of 31.12.22, to appoint a Dangerous Goods safety advisor.

    This webinar is open to BADGP members and non-members alike.

    Our Presenters

    We are delighted to have as our presenters:

    Three esteemed members of the British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals, Mark Spence, Les Richings and Andy Holton will provide the aforementioned context, explain the legislation change and state the benefits that appointing a dangerous goods safety advisor can bring to your business.

    Mark Spence

    • What are dangerous goods?
    • What is a DGSA?

    Les Richings

    • What does a DGSA do?
    • What are the changes?

    Andy Holton

    • Who has to appoint a DGSA and why?

    A general question and answer session will be performed where our webinar attendees will be able to ask our panel of experts questions relating to this legal requirement.

    The British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals represents Dangerous Goods safety advisors and fellow Dangerous Goods professionals who are operational in all Dangerous Goods transport codes.

    Our experts will be able to provide you with clarity, understanding and direction to ensure that your business is compliant and has a credible Dangerous Goods safety advisor resource to ensure that your Dangerous Goods shipments are fully compliant and are not unduly delayed.

    BADGP members and non-members can register here.

  • 01 Sep 2022 06:00 | Dave King (Administrator)

    Our regular Newsletter is proving very popular. We will publish the next edition towards the end of August 2022.

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

    The deadline for copy, for the October edition, is 15 October 2022. 

    You can find out more on our BADGP Newsletter web page and send your contributions to

    We look forward to receiving your contributions!

  • 31 Aug 2022 10:40 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    We have now published the August 2022 edition of our Newsletter. For more details, please visit: BADGP Newsletters.

    This edition includes the following articles:

    BADGP Seminar: The Transport of Radioactive Materials and Class 7
    BADGP Committee member Trevor Green provides a review of the recent BADGP Seminar, The Transport of Radioactive Materials and Class 7.

    Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (UK)
    The Offensive Weapons Act (OWA) 2019 covers both the sale and delivery of “corrosive products” and “knives etc.” This article only covers the aspects of the Act related to “corrosive products” classified as “dangerous goods” for transport. Alex McCulloch explains more in this interesting article.

    The DGSA Annual Report Update
    BADGP Committee member Dan Lee provides an update on the work conducted so far for the revision to the BADGP DGSA Annual Report Template Document.

    Carriage In Accordance With of ADR
    Carriage in accordance with, a quite often seen statement included on transport documents when dangerous goods are involved in a transport chain including maritime or air carriage as well as road, but when should this statement be used correctly? Andrew Shylan explores this further.

    Brexit And Changes For Class 2 Dangerous Goods
    BADGP member Jake Lake explains Brexit and changes for Class 2 Dangerous Goods.

    Are You At Risk When Using A UN FIBC As A ‘Self-Approved’ Class 7 Type IP-I Transport Package?
    End users may be at risk when using a ‘off the shelf’ UN FIBC as a self-approved Type IP-1 transport package for a LSA-I / SCO-I categorised radioactive materials. The error often made is the design certification is not checked properly, and the test contents may not reflect the actual intended contents of the end user. Find out more in this article from Mike Nichols and Clare Irving.

    Lithium Battery Waste Recovery
    BADGP Committee member, Dan Lee follows on from a previous newsletter article where he outlined the task of the recovery and transport of used, damaged or defective lithium battery units from the increasing use of e-bikes and e-scooters in the UK. This article will highlight some of the problems that the manuals don’t tell you about when dealing with lithium battery products that are damaged or defective.

    Essential Dangerous Goods Reading
    BADGP Committee member Dan Lee provides a quick update on our new DGSA CPD programme and provides the first of a suggested reading titles list that BADGP members could enjoy as additional reading to their main diet of ADR, IMDG and IATA.

    MGN 653 (M) Electric Vehicles Onboard Passenger Roll-on/Roll-off Ferries
    Dan Lee BADGP Committee member reviews the recent issue of the Maritime Guidance Notice and provides an overview of its main points.

    New Technology Means No Hiding Place For Fire Starters
    BADGP Committee member, Richard Masters discusses new technology which could help to identify an exothermic reaction in a shipping container early before it radiates enough heat to ignite its neighbours. The ship then has a better chance of diverting to a port where remedial action can be taken.

    Look For That Ticking Time Bomb On Site Surveys
    Beirut harbour exploded a couple of years ago because chemicals had been left for years with no supervision until they decomposed. This is an extreme example of what can happen when chemicals are dumped and forgotten, but they are also problematic in less dramatic circumstances. BADGP Committee member Richard Masters discusses this ticking time bomb.

    Have You Been Asked For A Safety Data Sheet For A Machine Or Article?
    Material Safety Data Sheets are intended to identify chemical hazards for substances, not articles. However, reports are arriving that shipping lines, air carriers, and even some ports are refusing to accept engines, vehicles and other mechanical equipment unless the shipper submits a safety data sheet with the dangerous goods document. Find out more from BADGP Committee member Richard Masters.

    Packaging Pitfalls
    BADGP Committee member Kevin Dougherty discusses packaging pitfalls and has complied a helpful list of the most common questions which seem to trip most people up.

    Forthcoming Multi-Modal Changes Affecting: UN 1169, Extracts, Aromatic, Liquid
    In Revision 22 of the Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (published 2021) the entries in the dangerous goods list for UN 1169, EXTRACTS, AROMATIC, LIQUID were deleted. BADGP member Callum Wyse discusses this further.

    The Annual VCA Dangerous Goods Seminar
    Keith White from the VCA provides readers with some information regarding the Annual VCA Dangerous Goods Seminar.

    Labeline International, IATA’s Authorised Reseller For UK and Ireland
    Richard Shreeve explains that IATA is decommissioning the Windows download option for all publications accessible via the IATA e-Reader, he provides some helpful information regarding this change and discusses what this means to customers.

    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 Caroline Raine.

    BADGP Seminars & Webinars
    A quick review of recent past events and details of our 2022 AGM and planned webinars.

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

  • 20 Jul 2022 10:06 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce that we have published the slides and recording of our webinar, Lithium Batteries Rules -Waste/Recycling/Disposal presented by Sam Stretton, Logicom Hub Limited. 

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

  • 26 Apr 2022 16:30 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce that we have published the slides and recording of our webinar, Dangerous Goods Packaging - Do's, Don'ts And Maybe's, presented by Kevin Dougherty, Air Sea Containers Limited.

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

  • 25 Mar 2022 13:00 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    BADGP are pleased to announce that we have published the slides from our 2022 AGM & Annual Industry Seminar.

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

  • 31 Jan 2022 15:21 | Dave King (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce that we have published the slides and recording of our webinar, Transporting Samples & Waste From COVID-19 Testing, presented by Dr Anne Woolridge, Chief Operating Officer, Independent Safety Services Limited (ISSL) 

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

  • 01 Jan 2022 10:00 | Dave King (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce publish the slides and recording of our webinar, GB-CLP, presented by Gill Pagliuca of Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd and Chair of CHCS. 

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

  • 22 Dec 2021 13:46 | Alison Smyth (Administrator)

    The National Chemical Emergency Centre have published a corrigendum for the Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code list 2021.  BADGP Members can read more on the News Alerts page. (Have you "subscribed" to our News Alerts?)

  • 11 Oct 2021 15:05 | Dave King (Administrator)

    BADGP Members can now access the presentations from this successful seminar, by visiting the link on our Past Events page.

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