Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) Services

At PT Matic, we understand the importance of safety and compliance when it comes to the transportation of dangerous goods. That’s why we offer Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) Services to help businesses navigate the complex regulations and requirements.

What is a DGSA?

A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) is a professional who helps prevent the risks involved in the carriage of dangerous goods. This includes risks to people, property, and the environment.

The main types of dangerous goods that would typically be managed by a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA):

  • Gases: Compressed, liquefied, or dissolved under pressure gases, which can be flammable, non-flammable, toxic, or inert. Examples include propane, oxygen, nitrogen, and chlorine.
  • Flammable Liquids: Substances that emit flammable vapours, such as petrol, alcohol, and certain types of paint and adhesives.
  • Flammable Solids: Materials that are easily ignitable and capable of contributing to fire through friction or that emit flammable gases when wet, such as sodium, magnesium, and activated carbon.
  • Oxidising Substances and Organic Peroxides: Materials that can release oxygen and promote or initiate combustion, potentially causing or exacerbating a fire. Examples include hydrogen peroxide, calcium hypochlorite, and ammonium nitrate.
  • Toxic and Infectious Substances: Materials that can cause death, injury, or harm to human health if swallowed, inhaled, or come into contact with skin. This includes pesticides, biomedical waste, and cyanides.
  • Radioactive Material: Substances that emit ionising radiation, such as uranium, radium, and thorium.
  • Corrosives: Substances that can cause severe damage to living tissues or other materials on contact, such as sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and sodium hydroxide.
  • Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods: Items that do not fall into the other categories but are considered hazardous due to properties that could cause danger during transport. This includes asbestos, dry ice, and environmentally hazardous substances.

Why Do You Need a DGSA?

Organisations involved in the transportation of dangerous goods by road, rail, or inland waterways are legally required to employ a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA). This mandate applies not only to businesses that handle the physical shipment of these goods but also to those who oversee their transportation through third-party services. Employing a DGSA ensures compliance with safety regulations, thereby safeguarding your operations against legal and operational risks.

Our DGSA Services

Our DGSAs are responsible for:

  • Assessing the risks of transporting dangerous goods and helping prevent these risks.
  • Monitoring compliance with the legal requirements governing the carriage of dangerous goods.
  • Providing advice on how to transport dangerous goods safely.
  • Investigating any accidents or infringements of regulations and keeping records of them through reports.
  • Monitoring the provision of training and advice to other staff.


Why Choose PT Matic?

PT Matic has been providing responsible and sustainable waste treatment, management, and consultation for organisations across all levels in Malta since 1995. We are proud to say we have been involved in ensuring a cleaner environment for the generations to come.

Our DGSAs are qualified to ship Dangerous Goods by Air (IATA), Road (ADR), and Sea (IMDG). They also have extensive backgrounds in Operations, Freight, and International Trade. This enables us to give realistic and practical suggestions for any improvements across Air, Road, and Sea, as well as highlighting any unnecessary steps in your Dangerous Goods process.

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