Consignors – have you appointed a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA)?

Thursday December 2022

Consignor only companies involved in the carriage of dangerous goods need to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).   The deadline for appointing a DGSA is 31 December 2022.

A guidance document (Employing a dangerous goods safety adviser (DGSA) – GOV.UK ( has been produced, to explain more about employing a DGSA, whether this is person is an internal employee or an external contractor.

Contained within the guidance is an explanation of what a DGSA is and their responsibilities along with who needs to appoint a DGSA.

There are however some exemptions (Carriage of Dangerous Goods Manual – Main Exemptions ( to the requirement to appoint a DGSA, which you may need to consider when reviewing your operations in line with the changes in legislation.

Still unclear, then please give us a call on 01282 687090 and we’ll be happy to discuss.