1.8.3 Security consultant DGSA (Who is a Hazardous Materials Security Consultant?)

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1.8.3.1 Each enterprise appoints one or more DGSA safety consultants who are responsible for assistance in reducing risks for the protection of persons, property and the environment in the transport of dangerous goods by road, their packaging, loading and filling and unloading operations.

1.8.3.2 The competent authorities of the Contracting Parties may provide that these obligations do not apply to the following establishments:

(a) Establishments operating with smaller quantities per transport unit than those specified in 1.1.3.6, 1.7.1.4 and Chapters 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5, or
(b) Establishments whose primary or secondary activities involve the carriage of dangerous goods or packaging, filling, loading and unloading Businesses involved in the domestic transportation or packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods that are not related, but sometimes pose little danger or risk of contamination.

1.8.3.3 The main duty of the consultant is to assist the business manager in carrying out these activities in accordance with the applicable obligations and in the safest way, with appropriate tools and actions within the relevant activity limits of the business in question.

In terms of activities within the business, DGSA’s specific duties are:

‚ÄstMonitoring compliance with the obligations regarding the transportation of dangerous goods;
‚ÄstProviding suggestions to the business regarding the transportation of dangerous goods;
‚ÄstPreparation of an annual report on business activities within the scope of transportation of dangerous goods to the business management or to a local public institution. Such annual reports shall be kept for five years and shall be made available to national authorities upon request.

DGSA’s duties also include¬†the control of¬†¬†the following business-related practices and methods ;¬†(The following tasks are control tasks, not operational tasks).

‚ÄstControl of¬†procedures for compliance with the obligations governing the identification of transported dangerous goods¬†¬†;
‚ÄstChecking¬†whether the enterprise takes into account the special obligations regarding the dangerous goods transported when purchasing transport vehicles¬†;
‚ÄstControlling¬†the implementation of control procedures for equipment used in the transportation, packaging, filling, loading and unloading of dangerous goods¬†;
‚ÄstAppropriate training of business employees, including changes in legislation, and¬†checking¬†that records of this training are kept ;
‚ÄstChecking¬†whether appropriate emergency procedures are ready or implemented in case of an accident or an incident affecting safety during the transportation, packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods¬†;
‚ÄstChecking¬†that investigations are carried out on serious accidents, incidents or serious violations that occur during the transportation, packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods and that a report is prepared when necessary¬†;
‚ÄstChecking that¬†the necessary measures are taken and implemented to prevent the reoccurrence of accidents, incidents or serious violations¬†; ‚ÄstChecking
the extent to which legal rules and special requirements for the transport of dangerous goods are taken into account in the selection and use of subcontractors or third parties¬†;¬†‚ÄstVerification that¬†employees involved in the transportation, packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods have detailed knowledge of operational procedures and instructions¬†¬†;¬†‚ÄstChecking¬†that measures are taken to be better prepared against the risks involved in the transportation, packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods¬†;¬†‚ÄstImplementation of verification procedures to ensure that the documents and security equipment required during transportation are present in the transportation vehicle and¬†checking¬†the compliance of these documents and equipment with the regulations ;¬†‚ÄstChecking¬†that verification procedures are implemented to ensure compliance with the obligations regulating packaging, filling, loading and unloading operations¬†;¬†‚ÄstChecking¬†that the security plan specified in 1.10.3.2 has been prepared¬†.

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 1.8.3 Security consultant DGSA (Who is a Hazardous Materials Security Consultant?)

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1.8.3.1 Each enterprise appoints one or more DGSA safety consultants who are responsible for assistance in reducing risks for the protection of persons, property and the environment in the transport of dangerous goods by road, their packaging, loading and filling and unloading operations.

1.8.3.2 The competent authorities of the Contracting Parties may provide that these obligations do not apply to the following establishments:

(a) Establishments operating with smaller quantities per transport unit than those specified in 1.1.3.6, 1.7.1.4 and Chapters 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5, or
(b) Establishments whose primary or secondary activities involve the carriage of dangerous goods or packaging, filling, loading and unloading Businesses involved in the domestic transportation or packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods that are not related, but sometimes pose little danger or risk of contamination.

1.8.3.3 The main duty of the consultant is to assist the business manager in carrying out these activities in accordance with the applicable obligations and in the safest way, with appropriate tools and actions within the relevant activity limits of the business in question.

In terms of activities within the business, DGSA’s specific duties are:

‚ÄstMonitoring compliance with the obligations regarding the transportation of dangerous goods;
‚ÄstProviding suggestions to the business regarding the transportation of dangerous goods;
‚ÄstPreparation of an annual report on business activities within the scope of transportation of dangerous goods to the business management or to a local public institution. Such annual reports shall be kept for five years and shall be made available to national authorities upon request.

DGSA’s duties also include¬†the control of¬†¬†the following business-related practices and methods ;¬†(The following tasks are control tasks, not operational tasks).

‚ÄstControl of¬†procedures for compliance with the obligations governing the identification of transported dangerous goods¬†¬†;
‚ÄstChecking¬†whether the enterprise takes into account the special obligations regarding the dangerous goods transported when purchasing transport vehicles¬†;
‚ÄstControlling¬†the implementation of control procedures for equipment used in the transportation, packaging, filling, loading and unloading of dangerous goods¬†;
‚ÄstAppropriate training of business employees, including changes in legislation, and¬†checking¬†that records of this training are kept ;
‚ÄstChecking¬†whether appropriate emergency procedures are ready or implemented in case of an accident or an incident affecting safety during the transportation, packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods¬†;
‚ÄstChecking¬†that investigations are carried out on serious accidents, incidents or serious violations that occur during the transportation, packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods and that a report is prepared when necessary¬†;
‚ÄstChecking that¬†the necessary measures are taken and implemented to prevent the reoccurrence of accidents, incidents or serious violations¬†; ‚ÄstChecking
the extent to which legal rules and special requirements for the transport of dangerous goods are taken into account in the selection and use of subcontractors or third parties¬†;¬†‚ÄstVerification that¬†employees involved in the transportation, packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods have detailed knowledge of operational procedures and instructions¬†¬†;¬†‚ÄstChecking¬†that measures are taken to be better prepared against the risks involved in the transportation, packaging, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods¬†;¬†‚ÄstImplementation of verification procedures to ensure that the documents and security equipment required during transportation are present in the transportation vehicle and¬†checking¬†the compliance of these documents and equipment with the regulations ;¬†‚ÄstChecking¬†that verification procedures are implemented to ensure compliance with the obligations regulating packaging, filling, loading and unloading operations¬†;¬†‚ÄstChecking¬†that the security plan specified in 1.10.3.2 has been prepared¬†.

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