Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser Service

You will need to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser if your activities include the transport or the related loading or unloading of significant quantities of dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterway.

The regulations require that any undertaking involved in the carriage or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading, of dangerous goods must appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser to help prevent the risks inherent in the transport of those goods.

Categories of goods that are classified as dangerous

There are thousands of goods classified as dangerous. This list below shows how these are identified through seven categories. Without expert support, identifying individual chemicals and goods together with the correct regulations is complex. It can be a frustrating and time consuming process. Your PHE Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser will quickly identify the best advice for you, to ensure your organisation is compliant with all regulations.

 

UN Class Dangerous Goods Division(s) Classification
1 Explosives 1.1 - 1.6 Explosive
UN Class Dangerous Goods Division(s) Classification
1 Explosives 1.1 - 1.6 Explosive
2 Gases 2.1 Flammable gas
2.2 Non-flammable, non-toxic gas
2.3 Toxic gas
3 Flammable liquid   Flammable liquid
4 Flammable solids 4.1 Flammable solid
4.2 Spontaneously combustible substance
4.3 Substance which in contact with water emits flammable gas
5 Oxidising substances 5.1 Oxidising substance
5.2 Organic peroxide
6 Toxic substances 6.1 Toxic substance
6.2 Infectious substance
7 Radioactive material   Radioactive material
8 Corrosive substances   Corrosive substance
9 Miscellaneous dangerous goods   Miscellaneous dangerous goods

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