Dangerous Goods Safety Awareness
There is a specific legal requirement under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 and in ADR 2009 that requires Companies involved in the carriage of hazardous goods by road, rail, air or sea to provide training for all personnel involved in the process.
There is a popular misconception that it is just drivers who require training, however all personnel whose duties are involved in any way with the carriage of dangerous goods by road, air or sea must undergo training appropriate to their responsibilities and duties.
Warehouse packers and loaders, forklift truck drivers and even the van driver who delivers only small amounts of dangerous goods should have training to ensure not only that they can identify the hazards associated with the products that they are handling, but also know what to do if things go wrong.
Because there is no national syllabus for ADR Awareness training we have the freedom to tailor our courses to meet the customer's exact requirements, but our courses usually include:
- Hazard classes;
- Correct selection and labelling of packages;
- PPE and transport requirements;
- Packers and Loaders' responsibilities including fork lift operations where appropriate;
- What to do in an emergency;
- Dealing with spillages and environmental contaminants;
- Requirements for using UK toll tunnels or the Eurotunnel freight services.
All awareness courses now include an introduction to Dangerous Goods security.
All courses are delivered by our own DfT registered ADR instructor, Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor and can be delivered to suit staff availability or shift patterns at our training facility or at your own site subject to suitability.
A certificate is awarded to each delegate to add to your training records and whilst there is no specific requirement to refresh this type of training, Norfolk Dangerous Goods Training recommends that refresher training is undertaken every five years in line with other mandatory ADR training.
If you would like to discuss refresher training, why not contact us for friendly impartial advice.
The cost of Safety Awareness Training is available on request.
Dangerous Goods Consultancy
A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA), may be required if you are involved in the transportation of Dangerous Goods.
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations specify that any organisation involved in the carriage, or related packing, loading, filling, or unloading of dangerous goods has a legal obligation to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA).
Norfolk Dangerous Goods Training and Consultancy can provide a DGSA consultancy service via our qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor. This service is tailored to meet the needs of the individual client.
The key aspects of this DGSA service are as follows:
- Monitor compliance with the rules governing the transport of dangerous goods.
- Provide advice to the client regarding the transportation of dangerous goods.
- Prepare an annual report to the client on their activities in the transport of dangerous goods.
As part of the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) consultancy service we will:
- Provide an initial dangerous goods safety audit
- Provide clients with on-site, telephone and email support, as required
- Investigate and report on accidents/incidents involving the transport of dangerous goods.
– Practices and procedures relating to the transport and storage of hazardous goods
– Training requirements for staff involved in the transport and handling of dangerous goods
– The requirements of ADR
– Vehicle suitability for the transportation of various hazard classes of dangerous goods
– Produce an annual report on the carriage of dangerous goods – a legal requirement in ADR for anyone transporting dangerous goods.
Please ring for advice and to arrange a site visit to discuss your requirements and cost of the DGSA Service.
ADR specifies that persons other than the driver, involved in the carriage of dangerous goods, shall receive training in the requirements governing the carriage of dangerous goods. This training shall take the form of general awareness training, function-specific training and safety training. Examples of personnel covered by this training requirement include:
- Personnel employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor
- Personnel who load or unload dangerous goods
- Personnel in freight forwarding or shipping agencies
- Drivers of vehicles other than those holding a certificate in accordance with ADR 8.2.1
Dangerous goods awareness training can be configured to meet the requirements of individual clients. Dangerous Goods Bureau can provide a wide range of training programmes in various areas of specialisation, these include:
- Dangerous goods transportation
- Hazardous goods handling
- Hazard recognition
- Packaging requirements for dangerous goods
- ADR awareness training
- Classification and identification of dangerous goods
- Dangerous goods documentation
- Basic chemistry and chemical naming
- Illicit drugs and chemical weapons awareness
The aim of the above training modules is to equip the attendees with the skills and understanding necessary to carry out their jobs safely and effectively. A qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) will run all training courses.
Other bespoke dangerous goods training courses and cost are also available upon request.