Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA)

Interactive classroom training designed to prepare delegates to take the public DGSA Exams.

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Delivered by highly experienced qualified trainers, our Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser course covers everything you need to prepare for the public exam.

The Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) training is available in Manchester and London Heathrow. 


Organisations involved in the transport of dangerous goods must have an appointed DGSA. This course is designed for anyone looking to qualify for the first time or recertify as a DGSA. The qualification is recognised by all ADR signatories, with the public exam held in the week after our training courses.

Why take our course?

The Peter East DGSA course is delivered by some of our most experienced trainers in a positive and comfortable learning environment. We provide lunch and refreshments throughout the course, alongside a range of high quality training resources. The support continues after the course, right up until you take your exam to ensure you have the best chance of success.

Our pass rate has consistently been higher than the national average. Most recently the Peter East pass rate was 82%, significantly higher than the 55% nationally on the road paper.

Post course support

From packaging to tanker marking and construction questions, our trainers are available throughout the course to provide support and guidance, and that doesn’t finish when the course ends. On the final day you’ll leave with packs of practice exercises and past papers to take away and complete in the days leading up to the exam, and our trainers are on-hand via email or over the phone to answer any burning questions.

In the course we cover:

  • Exam technique
  • How to answer a DGSA exam question
  • The scope of DGSA legislation
  • Annual reports and incident reporting
  • Recognising the legal status of a DGSA
  • Techniques and strategies to resolve typical DGSA challenges

Need help or assistance?

For help or assistance, please contact us via email at info@petereast.com, Livechat or via telephone on +44 208 953 6721.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the Regulations ADR UK Road Regulations
  • Hazard Classes
  • UN numbers and Proper Shipping Names
  • Packing Groups
  • Mixed Packing
  • Excepted Quantities
  • Limited Quantities
  • Package marking and testing
  • Marking, labelling & overpacks
  • Documentation - completion of dangerous goods note
  • Vehicle and container placarding
  • Driver requirements
  • Tunnel codes
  • The role and responsibilities of the DGSA
  • UK derogations

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