Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
Who should take this course: This preparation course should benefit anyone wishing to enter the examinations for the vocational training certificate and practice as a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser for their company, or as a consultant.
Companies who transport dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterways will need to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) who has passed the examination for this vocational qualification set by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. The appointed DGSA can either be an employee or a retained consultant.
This cost-effective five-day course will provide preparation in all the essential elements of the syllabus necessary only for the Core, Road and All Classes papers of the examination.
- Dangerous goods by road
- Vehicle operations
- Environmental protection
- Accident prevention measures
- Emergency procedures
- Training requirements
- Job functions of the DGSA
- Transport of dangerous goods by rail and inland waterways
- Driver responsibilities and training requirements
- Reporting duties
- Safety audits
- The role of the DGSA
- DGSA examination syllabus
The DGSA examination is administered and set by the SQA (see below) as the agent for the Department for Transport (DfT). No training provider is authorised to set or undertake the examination.
09:00 - 17:00 hours
Prior to attending the course candidates must contact the SQA (telephone: 0345 279 1000, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.sqa.org.uk or www.dgsafetyadvisers.org.uk) to book their examination and for an information pack, which contains details of:
- Publications that candidates need to buy prior to undertaking the course and exam (DGSA Permitted Exam Material)
- Examination dates
- Examination fees
- Examination venues
- The application forms.
Training Course Booking Form
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