Dangerous Goods Advice Centre

Our Dangerous Goods Service Advisers (DGSA) can risk assess your procedures, advise on necessary changes to ensure water tight compliance, train drivers, crew and other staff on appropriate practices…or if it comes to it, help pilot you through a formal investigation and represent you to relevant bodies.

Dangerous Goods Advice

When carrying dangerous goods there are requirements for every aspect of carriage. Non-compliance with the requirements of ADR (road), IMDG (sea), RID (rail) and IATA (air) can expose organisations, employees and directors to some very harsh penalties. Investigation by the authorities may lead to an interruption or even termination of business activity. OCRS points can also be given for dangerous goods infringements.

In the UK the regulations surrounding the carriage of dangerous goods by road are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive. The CAA is the agency responsible for compliance for carriage by air and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is the agency responsible for of goods moving by sea. The HSE, the Office of Rail Regulation, the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Department for Transport are the enforcement authorities for rail.

  • Annual dangerous goods site audits which examine every relevant aspect of your involvement with DG and the associated risks
  • Assistance with producing transport documents for all modes of transport
  • Whether by road, rail, sea or air – we can help you navigate this potential minefield
  • Comprehensive feedback reports that include specific action plans designed to address any weak spots
  • When High Consequence Dangerous Goods are being carried, we assist with Road Transport Security plan production, review and testing
  • Ongoing advice and support from pre-agreed reviews to random spot checks and advice on changes and development in regulation
  • Provide bespoke solutions and preparation of operating procedures designed around your company’s unique requirements
  • Review of Safety Data Sheets from your suppliers to check DG classification, liaise directly with suppliers/manufacturers when required
  • Dangerous goods training programmes from general awareness packages to courses designed to fulfil your legal requirements

Want more information or simply get in touch?

If you are facing operating or health and safety issues that are causing your concern, you need to optimise your transport processes or you’re worried about the impact of Brexit please give us a call for a confidential and no obligation discussion on 01892 552374*.

Alternatively download our consulting services brochure or email us on consultancy@FTA.co.uk. We would be delighted to discuss your particular area of concern or any of the matters raised here.

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