Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) Course

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Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) Course

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February 2024
  1. Delivered In-Person in Grantham
  2. Delivered In-Person in Grantham
  3. Delivered In-Person in Grantham


The Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor training course is designed for individuals looking to undertake their exams to become a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor.

Total Compliance provides a comprehensive 5-day training course for Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSAs), Classroom in-person course or remote online classroom attendance, covering Core, Road, and All Classes. The course equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure compliance with dangerous goods regulations within their respective companies. By fulfilling this role, DGSAs play a crucial part in preventing potential risks to individuals, property, and the environment that may arise from the transportation of hazardous materials.

What Does the Course Content Include? The training course encompasses a wide range of topics to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills. It includes the following subjects: Core, Road, and All Classes. Please note that Rail and Inland Waterways are not covered in this course.

1. Relevant Legislation and Regulations. 
2. Classification and Identification of Dangerous Goods.
3. Packing, Labelling, and Packaging.

4. Dangerous Goods Documentation.
5. Environmental Protection.

6. Staff Training Requirements.

7. Vehicle Marking.

8.. Legalities and Responsibilities of DGSA.

Benefits of Attending the DGSA Training:

1. Preparation for Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser Examinations.

2. Ensuring Regulatory Compliance.

3. Equipping Attendees to Safeguard their Company.

4. Enhanced Safety and Risk Reduction

5. Fulfilling Legal Responsibilities.

How Long is the Course?
Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor Training is 5 days, arrival for 8.30am each day and starting by 9am each day. Lunch and refreshments are included.
What Do You Need to Know?
You can find out more about the syllabus of the course by using this link https://www.dgsafetyadvisers.org.uk/DGSA/Home

Provided on the course:
Carriage of Dangerous Goods: Approved Derogations and Transitional Provisions April 2012 Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2011 Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2023

Exams information: 

Candidates have to pass three subject papers within a 12-month period but can re-sit within that time if required and other subject passes would still count.

Exam Dates: 

Exam Dates Enrolment  Open Dates Enrolment Closing Dates 
 07 March 2024
24 November 2023
15 February 2024
13 June 2024
08 March 2024
23 May 2024
12 September 2024
14 June 2024
22 August 2024
 21 November 2024
13 September 2024
07 November 2024

Exams can be booked at the following locations: 

Aberdeen (C132)

Basingstoke (C176)

Belfast (C141)

Birmingham (C120)

Bolton (C170)

Bristol (C175)

Hull (C166)

Manchester (C171) 

Middlesbrough (C135)

Northampton (C167)

Stirling (C137)

Prices for Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor Training 
Classroom in-person course or remote online classroom attendance - per candidate £995 plus vat and plus books and exams

Exams can be booked by Total Compliance (non-refundable or transferable) -                           1 subject - £130 
2 subjects - £240 
3 subjects £320 
4 subjects £430

Candidates will require the following course materials: ADR 2023 (Volumes 1 and 2) – available on our online shop - £195 plus £8.95 UK Standard Shipping  

To avoid additional course booking fees, please contact our training department who can book you in directly. 

Course Location: 28 Market place, Floor 2, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6LR ( Remote classroom option  available too) 

Course Times: 9.00am – 4.30pm

For more information about this course or if you would like to book in, please email: dgsa@totalcompliance.co.uk or training@totalcompliance.co.uk Call: 0345 9001312


  • Delivered In-Person


28 Market Place, NG316LR, United Kingdom, Grantham

About Total Compliance

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Total Compliance is an industry specialist offering a range of services to the transport and construction sectors, including the provision of training and advisory solutions on a consultancy basis. From Transport Compliance Auditing  and FORSCLOCS and CHAS accreditation to ALLMIOLAT and Forklift training, we've got you covered!

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