Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (Healthcare Sector)

According to the ADR transport of dangerous goods by road regulations, hospitals and other healthcare organisations involved in the activities which include the carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods shall appoint one or more designated Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA).
The DGSA must:

  • Monitor compliance with the rules governing the transport of dangerous goods
  • Advise the undertaking on the transport of dangerous goods
  • Ensure that an annual report is prepared on the activities of the undertaking concerning the transport of dangerous goods
  • Monitor the procedures in relation to the transport of dangerous goods


In a healthcare environment, a DGSA focuses on the following areas:

  • Clinical waste
  • Other infectious waste
  • Patient specimens
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical Waste
  • Dental waste
  • X-ray fixer and developer
  • Radioactive material
  • Laboratory chemicals.
  • Chemical and laboratory waste
  • Soiled surgical Instruments
  • Other “hidden goods” such as machines with chemicals, Engineering chemicals plus other dangerous goods transported from site.

Services provided by DCM Compliance

DCM Compliance is a leading supplier of DGSA services to the Healthcare sector. The range of services provided include:

  • Providing support to clients in all aspects of the transport of dangerous goods by road sea and air.
  • Completion of site DGSA audits
  • Contractor and vehicle DGSA audits
  • Development of waste management policies to better manage risk waste and reduce costs
  • Development of policies/procedures related to the transport and safe management of dangerous goods including specimen samples, healthcare risk waste and medical gases.
  • DGSA annual report authoring

If you want to discuss how the transport and storage of dangerous goods affects your healthcare facility, do not hesitate to contact us for an appointment with one of our specialist advisors.

Email: sales@dcmcompliance.com
Contact: +353 61 405 455   or    +44 120 8133 4551


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