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BADGP publishes approximately 4 newsletters a year, containing a variety of articles prepared by BADGP Committee members and from submissions by other organisations and individuals. 

We actively welcome articles from our members and non-members (you can send contributions to Articles can be short snippets of news / updates or fuller contributions. We also welcome photos and graphics. The articles cannot be overtly commercial or of a selling nature, but can, of course, mention your company name, website, etc.

For example, we'd be happy to consider articles such as:

  • legislation: for example: planned changes, enforcement issues, interpretation, how you've dealt with a particular issue, etc.
  • news stories pertaining to dangerous goods that you have spotted in journals, newspapers, internet media, etc. (please be aware of copyright issues)
  • case studies
  • technical articles
  • industry developments
  • (Brexit - dare we mention it?)
  • anything else!

Please submit articles now, for our next Newsletter (due to be published sometime in December 2019). 

Our Latest Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter, Number 24: September 2019, (available to members here: 24th BADGP Newsletter) contains the following articles:

      • Last Respects To Robert (Bob) Cross
        A tribute to our friend and colleague who passed away on 4 September 2019. 

      • François-Xavier Carbonne
        Another tribute: to our friend and colleague from the Association that represents France at the EASA assemblies.
      • Emergency Response Seminar
        An outline of our 1-day seminar, taking place on 9 October 2019, near Coventry (see link to the event web page, above)
      • Emergency Action Code Webinar
        An outline of our webinar taking place on Monday 30 September 2019 (see link above).
      • IMDG Code Amendment 39-18 – Upcoming Errata
        A number of changes to IMDG Code Amendment 39-18 will be published in an Errata before the end of 2019. This article provides an introduction as to what the Errata will contain.
      • Cars In Boxes – What’s The Problem?
        This article examines some of the recent incidents that have involved cars or other vehicles being transported in containers.
      • How much? It Was Only A Tin Of Resin!
        Continuing the emergency response theme, this article looks at how costs of clean-up, etc. can be extremely high, even for the smallest spill of dangerous goods. 
      • Consignor Requirement To Appoint a DGSA?
        Are you aware of the change in ADR 2019 regarding "consigning" dangerous goods by road, that now requires you to appoint a DGSA? If not - this article is for you. 

      • International Lithium Battery Workshop Explores Ways To Reduce The Risk To Flight Safety
        This article reports on the hosting, by the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), of the first international lithium battery workshop to explore key issues faced in the safe transport of lithium batteries. 

      • Misdeclared Dangerous Goods Cargo Mr. Shipper? That Will Cost You $35,000 Please
        A look at how shipping lines are getting tougher on shippers who mis-declare or conceal dangerous goods when making their bookings.

      • BADGP To Exhibit At The CHCS AGM & Annual Lectures
        BADGP will once again exhibit at the CHCS AGM on 20 November 2019, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC. This year CHCS are celebrating their 25th year. 

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      BADGP is unique in several ways: no other organisation represents individual professionals working in the dangerous goods area in any function, including, but not limited to, Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors. It covers all major modes of transport. Members from outside Great Britain are positively welcomed (but all meetings are held in GB).

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      Latest News

      The United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, 21st Revised edition is now available in English and French. BADGP Members can read more on our "News Alerts" page.

      IATA Publishes Significant Changes To The 61st Edition Of The Dangerous Goods Regulations. BADGP Members can read more on our "News Alerts" page.

      Emergency Response To Chemical Incidents Seminar: presentations now available to all BADGP members: see the link from our Past Events web page.

      Emergency Action Code & Placarding Webinar: slides and recording now available to all BADGP members: see the link from our Past Events web page. 

      BADGP's September 2019 Newsletter Now Published. For contents list, please see: September 2019 Newsletter.

      We've updated our Consolidated list of "Prohibition Notices issued by the Police or Drive and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or Department for Transport" - now includes Notices up to end of January 2019. Members can access the file from our Consolidated Prohibition Notices web page.

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