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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 are always pleased to receive articles for consideration for future editions - please send contributions to

Please submit articles now, for our next Newsletter (due to be published towards the end of September 2019). 

Our latest Newsletter, June 2019, (available to members here: 23rd BADGP Newsletter) contains the following articles:

  • Observations On BADGP’s AGM & Annual Industry Seminar 2019 AGM & Annual Industry Seminar
    Our regular “Silent Observer” gives his / her views on our major annual event

  • Profile Of New BADGP Member: Sarah Hunak of Wood
    New BADGP Sarah Hunak, Radiation Protection Adviser and DGSA, of Wood, introduces herself and her work

  • Dangers Posed To Freight Vehicle Drivers By Remaining In Their Vehicle Cabs While On Board Ro-Ro Ferries At Sea
    An article from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch, investigating the shift and toppling over of freight vehicles on board the P&O ro-ro passenger ferry European Causeway during heavy weather while on passage from Larne, Northern Ireland, to Cairnryan, Scotland. Thanks to MAIB for giving us permission to reproduce the article. 

  • Who Is Responsible For Placarding Hazardous Containers?
    Hazardous placards alert people to the potential dangers of hazardous materials in a motor vehicle, freight container or an ISO tank. But who is responsible for putting them on to shipping containers, and why?

  • Cefic Level 1 Response Guidelines – Helping To Resolve Chemical Incidents Quickly And Safely
    Companies involved in the manufacture, management and distribution of chemicals should ensure their systems and processes have suitable features to support a fast and effective response intervention when the worst happens. This article looks at how the impact of an incident can be mitigated by following the latest Cefic guidelines for level 1 emergency response.

  • BADGP 1-Day Seminar On Emergency Response
    Results of our survey investigating interest in such a seminar.

  • Derogations From ADR, Relating To The Transport Of Dangerous Goods In The United Kingdom, And Derogations Allowed By ADR
    There are a number of derogations from the requirements and prohibitions of ADR, relating to the transport of dangerous goods in the UK, which are set out in the “Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG): Approved Derogations and Transitional Provisions.” This article focuses on the road derogations that may generally apply across transport operations, rather than specific to certain classes of dangerous goods.

  • Culture Clash: UN Dangerous Goods Rules v. The Law – Are They In Conflict?
    This article explains how shippers of dangerous goods can follow the dangerous goods regulations but still sometimes find themselves liable for responsibilities they were unaware of because the UN dangerous goods rules and commercial law do not always align in expected way.

  • BADGP To Exhibit At The CHCS AGM & Annual Lectures

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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

New BADGP 1-Day Seminar: "Emergency Response To Chemical Incidents", 9th October 2019, near Coventry. For more details please visit: Emergency Response Seminar. [Posted 10/7/19]

24/6/19: Eurotunnel Publishes 2019 Guidance. BADGP Members can read more on our "News Alerts" page.

4/6/19: 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.

23/5/19: Presentations now available, to members, from ONR Transport Competent Authority Stakeholder Event 

24/4/19: BADGP April 2019 Newsletter published. See BADGP April 2019 Newsletter

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