The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations

Under these Regulations, those involved in the transport, loading or unloading of dangerous goods are required to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA). The main duties and functions of the DGSA are as follows:

1. The provision of advice to the employer on health, safety and environmental issues in terms of the transport of dangerous goods by the mode or modes in relation to the employer's activities.

2. The preparation and provision to the employer of accident reports in terms of any incident which happens during the transport of dangerous goods by the employer, which affects the health and safety of any person or causes damage to the environment or property (this is a specific duty of the DGSA).

3. To ensure that an annual report is prepared and provided to the employer on the company's activities in relation to the transport of dangerous goods.

4. The monitoring of practices and procedures carried out by the activity in relation to the transport of dangerous goods.

In addition to the above, if requested by any goods vehicle examiner the DGSA is required to produce a relevant and valid vocational training certificate.

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