Since 2001 organisations involved in the transport of dangerous goods must appoint a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser - a DGSA. A person can only be appointed as a DGSA if they have passed a written examination. In the UK, the Department for Transport (DfT) has appointed the responsibility for operating the DGSA Exam scheme to the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The SQA set dates for these important DGSA Exams and publish the dates on their Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser - DGSA website: www.dgsafetyadvisers.org.uk.
For more information on the Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser qualifications, Exams, including the complete examination syllabus, please visit the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA) website.
The British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals, BADGP, was set up to support DGSAs and other people handling dangerous goods, in all modes of transport. We run events and seminars, produce a Dangerous Goods Newsletter and run a Questions and Answers forum. Our membership is by subscription. For more information or to join us, please see the Join BADGP page of this website.