The appointed DGSA can be either a suitably qualified in-house employee or an outside consultant. Enterprises are increasingly opting to employ outside consultants because of the greater span of experience that is available and the assurance that advice will be up-to date with the changes in regulations that occur every two years.
We provide DGSA services for road transport on a competitive annual contract basis. Since many journeys are multi-modal we can also provide the advice necessary to ensure that shipments comply with the additional requirements that apply to sea or air transport. If you are unsure of your obligations or would like an independent review of your operations, Safecon offer an audit service that examines your activities, procedures and training records and then reports on your compliance status and obligations.
The provision of a DGSA service for your business will cover the following main functions:
- Monitoring compliance with the rules governing the transport of dangerous goods
- Advising the employer on the transport of dangerous goods
- Ensuring that an annual report to the employer is prepared on the activities of the employer concerning the transport of dangerous goods
- Monitoring the practices, procedures and activities of the employer concerning dangerous goods