Dangerous goods training requirements.

No-one is permitted to work with dangerous goods without the necessary training.

The training helps you understand the products you will be working with and all the risks involved. It also teaches you what to do if something should go wrong.

Your requirements may include:

  • Understanding the scope and applicability of the regulations
  • Training of persons involved with dangerous goods
  • Safety obligations of those involved
  • Understanding derogations and transitional measures
  • Checks and other support measures to ensure compliance
  • Understanding Restrictions and Prohibitions
  • Understanding and implementing Security Plans
  • Recognising Class specific provisions

Training that focuses on safety.

MyDGSA support packages provide the correct staff training, with specific emphasis on the dangers involved.

There are different training levels and each determines what you may or must not do. For example, what a driver may or must not transport.

When you subscribe, you will receive a dangerous goods audit and a consultation to determine your specific training needs and the level of service you require.

Our initial audit enables us to advise on issues that are not immediately obvious. For example, making sure you have the correct insurance provision in place for your operation.


ADR & CDG driver-specific training requirements.

The two most common examples of dangerous goods training levels apply to drivers who transport dangerous goods. MyDGSA provides both levels of training.

General Awareness training* permits:

  • Carriage of Excepted and Limited Quantity Packages (EQ, LQ)
  • Carriage of packaged products qualifying as Small Load

ADR Licence (Packaged Goods) permits:

  • Carriage of Excepted and Limited Quantity Packages (EQ, LQ)
  • Carriage of packaged products qualifying as Small Loads
  • Carriage of packaged products over the Small Loads thresholds

* Note: For transport operators there is an apparent contradiction in the current version of ADR with regard to the training requirements for EQ and LQ consignments, whereby it could be construed that no training is needed for the transport of these package types. Martin Castle from the DfT’s Dangerous Goods Office has clarified the position saying that the expectation under CDG is for everyone to be trained in accordance with ADR 1.3 including those moving EQ and LQ loads.