Dangerous goods safety advisers

Understanding the requirements, including certification and training, of dangerous goods safety advisers (DGSAs).  



This guidance is to help dangerous goods safety advisers (DGSAs) understand the:  

  • criteria and exemptions for DGSA employment 
  • responsibilities of a DGSA 
  • appointment, training and certification requirements  

The  Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, commonly known as ADR, forms the legislative function.

For more information, see the guidance notes regarding the transportation of dangerous goods.

Updates to this page

Published 20 May 2016
Last updated 2 January 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance on how to complete audit reports and training for class 7 dangerous goods.

  2. New rules about keeping records of staff training.

  3. Added information on how to complete annual audit reports.

  4. Removal of consignor 31 December 2022 deadline, making appointment of a dangerous goods safety adviser required for all companies.

  5. Updated per regular guidance review.

  6. First published.

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