ADR, Chapter 1.8.3 states that -
"Each undertaking, the activities of which include the carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods by road shall appoint one or more Safety Advisers for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods, responsible for helping to prevent the risks inherent in such activities with regard to persons, property and the environment."
As you can see from the above paragraph, businesses involved in the transport of dangerous goods must appoint a qualified dangerous goods safety adviser. This involves not only vehicle operators, but also can affect any logistics operations, for example freight forwarders, consolidators, warehouses and manufacturers.
Becoming a safety adviser is no simple task, involving rigorous exams which must be revalidated every five years. Carrying out the responsibilities is often time consuming and complex, eroding the time available to concentrate on core activities. Cover must be available for holidays and sickness. The impact of all of the regular revisions on your particular organisation must be understood and acted upon. Outsourcing the DGSA role by placing it in the capable hands of Ludgate Consultancy and Training can provide the benefit of cost-effective professional compliance.
We act for a wide range of companies of all sizes across the U.K.
Many companies are not obliged by law to have a DGSA, but prefer to use our services to ensure that they stay within the law-for example, they are aware of the dangers of 'hidden cargo', incorrect segregation for air and sea and inaccurate documentation.
Our specialist consultancy service agreements comply with the requirements of the regulations and also provide further value-added services.
These include -
- Advice (pro-active and responsive) regarding all aspects of dangerous goods legislation on a retained consultancy basis
- Bespoke training
- Initial auditing and reporting, with recommendations
- Regular inspection checks and reports
- Annual reports
- Compliance recommendations, whilst considering cost implications
- Accident/incident investigation and reporting
- Briefing notes and updates
- 24/7 emergency helpline to duty DGSA
- Unlimited telephone and email support
- Preparation and development of relevant safety documentation
- Representing the interests of our clients to various Government bodies, for example, DfT Training Advisory Panel and the Health and Safety Executive
- Security planning for high consequence dangerous goods
Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances and enable us to provide a personalised quotation. Our comprehensive annual contracts have no hidden fees.