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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 mid-December 2020). 

Our Latest Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter, Number 28: September 2020, (available to members here: 28th BADGP Newsletter - September 2020) contains the following articles:

What Is A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor?
Beccy Ricketts of ADR Express Limited and newly co-opted BADGP Committee member, answers a question we are asked frequently - a useful explanation outlining duties, etc.

Should A DGSA Be Nominated For Emergency Contact
BADGP Committee member Richard Masters takes a look at the issue of emergency contact numbers

Could It Happen Here?
Liz Anderson, of Southern Africa’s Responsible Packaging Management Association Of Southern Africa (RPMASA) wants people to wake up to the risks, after the appalling tragedy in Beirut, of the storage of ammonium nitrate.

The Dangerous Goods Debate
Michael Yarwood of the TT Club reports on a recent white paper produced by the National Cargo Bureau that looks at a “broad range of problems” leading to dangerous goods accidents.

European Association of dangerous goods Safety Advisor’s (EASA):  Re-assessment Of Consultative Status
BADGP Committee member Trevor Green explains the very recent announcement from EASA about their significant achievement in broadening their consultative scope.

Beyond Risk Assessments – Establishing Usability Through Integrated Response Planning
Ambipar Response’s Harrison Jolly explains how risk assessments, operational procedures, incident management structures and response methods must all come together and interface in an actionable and strategic manner in planning for incidents.

ONR’s Guide To The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods Amendment Regulations 2019
ONR is about to publish a new guide relating to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Amendment Regulations 2019, reports ONR’s Geoff Frackelton.

Transit Premises Used In Connection With Civil Transport Of Radioactive Material By Road And Rail
ONR’s Lindsey Cairns looks at an aspect of The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (REPPIR19)

Dangerous Goods Packaging Challenges
“It is clear that not everyone understands how to select and use packaging compliantly” reports Kevin Dougherty of Air Sea Containers Limited

DGSA Exam And Covid-19
BADGP Committee members Dan Lee reports on his recent experience of taking his DGSA exam

Drug Testing And Managing Return To Work
OAMPS’ Karl Jones looks at what a “Drug & Alcohol Policy” should contain.

Eyes In The Skies
Paul Horner of Dangerous Goods Online Training explains how online training can de developed to help ensure that students still give 100% commitment to the training, and don’t see it as an easy option to achieve a qualification.

Dangerous Goods Trainers Association – FAQ On The CDGP Certification
Gene Sanders and Jim Powell provide us with a detailed Q&A on the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional certification

New Tool For Cargo Screening For Misdeclared And Undeclared Dangerous Goods
James Douglas of Exis Technologies reports on a new cargo screening tool to detect misdeclared and undeclared dangerous goods in containerised shipments

DGSA “Agony Aunt”
Do you have questions about dangerous goods, and related issues, that other readers of this newsletter could answer? BADGP offers a new Newsletter item for future issues.

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