Driving dangerous goods and special loads abroad

Appointing a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser

Guide

To comply with the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), companies engaged in carrying, packing, filling, loading and/or unloading of dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterways may have to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).

The cases in which this requirement applies are set out in Chapter 1.8.3 of ADR, which also explains the role of the DGSA.

In the UK, the ADR requirements for appointing a DGSA are enforced under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Find details of exemptions to ADR regarding the carriage of dangerous goods by road.