Businesses that handle, process or transport dangerous goods on a regular basis must appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) in order to comply with the EC directive (96/35/EC), which covers road, rail, and inland waterways. If you transport smaller quantities of dangerous goods than those in the legislation, or if your main or secondary activities are not the carriage or related loading or unloading of dangerous goods, but occasionally you do it, then you do not need to appoint a DGSA.
The DGSA has three main duties:
monitoring compliance with rules governing transport of dangerous goods
advising their business on the transport of dangerous goods
preparing an annual report to management on the business' activities in the transport of dangerous goods
The DGSA is also responsible for:
monitoring procedures and safety measures
investigating and compiling reports on any accidents or emergencies
advising on the potential security aspects of transport
These regulations can apply to any person who allows dangerous goods to be carried, not just the transport operator. This could include anyone among cargo consignors, freight forwarders, warehouse workers and manufacturers producing goods that will be collected from their factory.
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