How to Become a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser in the UK: A Comprehensive Guide - Part Two
Part Two: The Exam
The UK Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) exam is a critical component of the certification process. Here's what you need to know about the exam:
1. Open Book Format
The exam is conducted in an open book format, allowing candidates to refer to the ADR regulations manual to find answers. It evaluates your ability to navigate the regulations and apply them correctly.
2. Recommended Regulations Purchase
Candidates are advised to purchase their own copy of the ADR regulations manual. Throughout the course, participants will make notes within this manual, which they can then bring into the exam. Having a personal copy enhances familiarity and ease of use.
3. Exam Booking
Candidates are responsible for booking the exam themselves. The application form is submitted to the examining body, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Once completed, the form should be sent to email@example.com, and payment is made by contacting the SQA.
4. Exam Components
To qualify as a DGSA covering road transport, candidates need to pass three exams: CORE, ROAD, and ALL CLASSES. These exams are taken on the same day and cover different aspects of dangerous goods transportation.
5. Venue Selection
Exams are held at various examination centres across the country. Candidates can choose their preferred examination venue and an alternate backup option in case the preferred choice is fully booked.