Dangerous goods safety adviser
You must have a dangerous goods safety adviser (DGSA) if you transport dangerous goods unless:
- you only do it occasionally, eg breakdown recovery vehicles
- you’re only receiving the dangerous goods (you’re the ‘consignee’)
- they’re in ‘limited quantities’
- you’re moving them a very short distance by road, eg between buildings on an industrial estate
- you’re using private vehicles
See the ‘European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road (ADR)’ for more information on DGSAs.
You should employ a DGSA if you’re transporting goods internationally.
Appointing a dangerous goods safety adviser
You can either get a member of staff trained as a dangerous goods safety adviser or use a company that specialises in providing dangerous goods safety advice.
Contact the Department for Transport by email for advice on appointing a DGSA.
Department for Transport email@example.com