New Legal DGSA Requirement Now Applies
Effective from the turn of this year, a new legal requirement was introduced for the transport of dangerous goods. As defined by the UK’s CDG regulations, businesses involved in the transport of such goods must appoint a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA).
Specifically, if you are involved in the moving of dangerous goods as the consignor or carrier, or if you are involved in the relative activities of packing, filling, loading or unloading dangerous goods, then by law you must have an appointed DGSA.
A qualified DGSA, will have passed the relevant UK Department for Transport written exams to have gained their DGSA certification, which is valid for 5 years.
While this is now a legal requirement, this does not mean you need a full time employee to have passed the relevant exam. You can appoint an external source, provided they are qualified.
As part of the Evolution Group, our sister company – DGSA Service & Consultancy Limited – are able to provide this important functionality for you, where our Managing Director – Terry Goldspink – is the lead DGSA. For further information, please visit website https://dgsaservice.com/.
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