Our Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) Services

At Total Compliance we are experts in all aspects of the transportation of dangerous goods and can arrange an external Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) for your business.

What is a DGSA / Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor?

A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (also known as a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser or an ADR DGSA), is a person certified to provide advice to undertakings whose activities include the consignment, carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods. A DGSA would also be expected to monitor compliance with legal requirements and to ensure the preparation of an annual report.

If you are involved in the carriage of dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterway you must employ the services of either a full time or a part time suitably qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).

What Are the Changes to the Dangerous Good Laws From 31st December 2022?

Prior to 31st December 2022, businesses who transported dangerous goods as a consignor, either on its behalf or for a third party, were under no legal requirement to appoint a DGSA. However, an update to ADR regulations in 2019 stated that those who are consignors/handlers only must also now appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor, with the appointment being made, no later than 31st December 2022.

This means that as of 31st December 2022, anyone that consigns, transports, picks, packs, organises, fills, loads or unloads dangerous goods on a regular basis, by road, rail or inland waterway, is legally obliged to have a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor appointed. Some businesses may be given exemption from the requirement, but only if their handling/carriage of dangerous goods is infrequent and in limited quantities.


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How Can Total Compliance Help?

We understand that every business is different so have a range of packages that will meet your DGSA / Advisor needs depending on your exact requirements.

Our services include:

  • Over the telephone advice and annual audit
  • Part or Full Time Internal Service
  • Part or Full Time External Service
  • Holiday, sickness or other temporary cover
  • One off or regular Dangerous Goods compliance audits
  • Policy Writing

Why Choose Us?

The Total Compliance team is passionate about transport and logistics. With 2 qualified DGSA's with a combined significant experience in the industry of 26 years, and an extensive knowledge of transport legislation and training, we can ensure that your business stays compliant.

Offering a wide range of services, Total Compliance is your one stop shop for transport training and support. With offices, trainers and consultants across the UK, we offer nationwide coverage.

For more information, call us on: 0345 9001312, or fill in the enquiry form on this page and one of the team will get back to you.