Final certification of dangerous goods safety advisors

We are the only educational institution on the territory of the Russian Federation where training of advisers on dangerous goods is conducted.
8 December 2022

The last training of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors in 2022 with a further certification at the International Dangerous Goods and Containers Association took place from December 19 to December 23, 2022. The training program has been corrected in accordance with the decisions verified on the latest results of the ECOSOC Subcommittee of Expertise on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (61st session), held from November 28 to December 6, 2022, and the reports of the International Maritime Organizations (IMO) regarding the transport of dangerous goods. The program also covers international requirements for specialists involved in handling activities in sea and river ports. The course of lectures is based on the latest editions of the UN Model Regulations (edition 2021), IMDG Code with amendments 40-20 (2021), ADR (2021), ADN (2021), RID (2021), ICAO Technical Instructions (2021-2022), GHS (2021).

Despite rather small number of hours (40 academic hours for management and engineers), students acquire the necessary knowledge to work with dangerous goods in all modes of transport, terminals and warehouses and increase their erudition in terms of risk management when working with dangerous goods, including at the facilities where they are located, handled and transported. The program for rank employees is 24 academic hours.

Students who demonstrate the results of the state exam receive certificate from the training center, the result of the international classification society DNV. The Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) certificate is issued in two languages - Russian and English.

In November 2022, IDGCA NP developed and implemented a new form of certificate that ensures compliance with international rules and standards. Students who completed training earlier, but no more than two years ago, can exchange their certificate for a new format analog certificate at the IDGCA.

Those wishing to undergo training can send a formal application to the ISTC.