It is not always practical for a company to establish and train their own member of staff in the role of Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA). A useful alternative is to use the expertise of a specialist such as TrainingTeam who can provide access to industry professionals through a service contract. The contract can be geared to suit all required service levels, ranging from frequent to very occasional.
Our DGSA will -
Conduct an initial audit to assess the clients current methods of handling dangerous goods and in doing so identify any shortcomings that may jeopardise their compliance with both ADR and CDG regulations. (Note; a DGSA has no statutory responsibility for procedures related to the carriage of dangerous goods by air or sea, but an advisory role can be built into a contract).
Conduct the statutory 'Annual Audit and Report' that reviews the clients procedures, identifying any possible non-compliance issues while recommending suitable improvements to ensure compliance is maintained.
Provide the statutory report on any incident involving dangerous goods.
Provide advice and guidance, by e-mail or telephone or in extreme cases by attendance on-site, on issues relating to the carriage of dangerous goods by road.
Provide advice and guidance on the training needed for staff to comply with the regulations and undertake their duties effectively.
The scope and cost of a DGSA Service Contract will vary between undertakings. For example, the size of the operation, the frequency of DG consignments, the number of sites involved, these are all possible factors to be considered. We can also include advice on dangerous goods by air and by sea within the service contract if required. Even if there is already an in-house DGSA we can provide short term cover for any absence. Please call to discuss your requirements.