Did you know that in 2019 the rules are changing for the need to appoint a DGSA?
The new rules will affect Consignor and Consignee only companies.
For companies that currently DO NOT undertake the relevant loading, packing, filling or unloading; so office based consignors as an example, you are exempt the need to appoint a DGSA. There is also a UK exemption for those companies who ONLY unload dangerous goods.
The revised ADR 2019, effective 1 January; will require those Consignor only companies to appoint a DGSA.
But don’t worry, there are some transitional timings; firstly the ‘normal’ 6-month run in period, and a further transitional measure meaning that you have until 2022 to appoint one.
The UK ruling on Consignee only operations; so anyone only receiving dangerous goods; this would include companies such as rubber manufacturers or printers, the exemption is to be reviewed in July 2019. We will keep you posted on this.
But don’t wait till the deadlines come into affect, how ready will you be? Appointing a DGSA early and ensure you comply before the deadlines, this will give you the comfort that you are compliant and can get on with running your business.
Call the office to discuss your needs.