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DGSA - Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers Certificate

The Health and Safety Authority appointed CILT as the examination body for dangerous goods safety advisers (DGSA) for the transport of dangerous goods by road. For information on the appointment and duties of a DGSA, see DGSA Information - Health and Safety Authority (hsa.ie).




Exam fees

Paper 1 Examination          €195 

Paper 2 Examination          €195 

Exam Dates, Locations 2022

Dates 2022
Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Newbridge - The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Cork - The Address Hotel, Militry Hill, Co. Cork

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Wednesday 9th November 2022


Examination format

Since 1 January 2019, the format of the DGSA exam consists of 2 examination papers. 

All DGSA examinations are open book exams.          

Paper 1 will be conducted on the morning of the Examination

Paper 2 will be conducted on the afternoon of the Examination 

Required Documentation for Examination

ADR 2021 - Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road | UNECE


European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment) Regulations 2011, as amended – see Legislation - Health and Safety Authority (hsa.ie)




Download Document DGSA Syllabus January 2019

Notification of Results

Candidates will receive their result by email within 40 working days.

Results will NOT be provided over the phone.

Renewal of DGSA Cert

A DGSA certificate is valid for 5 years.

To renew your DGSA Cert you must resit the DGSA exams every 5 years.

DGSA Course Providers

Training Provider
Contact Information
ChemHaz Solutions
Laccaroe, Feakle
Co. Clare
Contact: Dr. J.J. Tobin
Tel. +353 61 924146
Mobile + 353 86 1528158
Email: jj.tobin@chemhazsolutions.com
Environmental Health & Safety Ltd
Knockbrack West
Co. Limerick 
Contact: Aisling Spollen
Tel: 061 330 294
Mobile: 087 286 9441
Fax: 061 330 453
Email: aisling.spollen@dgsa.ie
Export Edge Training
11 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
Contact: Austin Rutledge
Tel: (01) 676 6894
Email: austin.rutledge@export-edge.com
Frank Daly & Associates
32 Main Street
Contact: Frank Daly
Tel: (086) 8203985
Fax: 01 6335304
Email: dalyff@gmail.com
Hazchem Training Ltd
Unit G 10
Maynooth Business Campus
Co. Kildare
Contact: Seamus Cleere
Tel: (01) 629 1800
Mobile: 086 252 9544
Fax: (01) 629 1822
Email: info@hazchem.ie
Margaret Fitzgerald & Associates
12 High Street
Co. Kilkenny
Contact: Margaret Fitzgerald
Tel: 059 972 4300
Mobile: 087 235 8399
Email: mgtfitzgerald@eircom.net
Robin Mulligan Ltd.
Co. Meath
Contact: Manus Mulligan
Tel: 041 9821112
Mobile: 0872577002
Fax: 041 9821113
Email: info@robinmulligan.ie


Second Sight Development & 
Training Ltd    
The Water’s Edge Studio Knockvicar
Co. Roscommon
Contact: Liam Tolton
Tel: 0872542969
Email: liam@secondsighttraining.com

International House,
15/16 Hendrick Street,
Dublin 7


Contact: Anne Barry
Tel: (01) 474 0700
Fax : (01) 474 0721
Email: anne.barry@iamair.com


Trident Safety Group
Cork: 5 Westpoint Trade Centre, Link Road, Ballincollig. Cork

P31 AF30

Dublin: International House. 
Corballis Park, Dublin Airport. 
Swords. Co.Dublin. K67 K5D0

USA: Suite 2600, 
200 Lowder Brook Drive. 
Westwood MA 02090-1189. USA

Tel: 021 4879326
Fax:021 4879327
Email: sales@tridentsafety.com
Web: www.tridentsafety.com 






 Inclusion of course providers does not imply recognition or approval by the Health and Safety Authority or CILT, of the courses, services or information supplied by the said course providers. 


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