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British Association of Dangerous Goods Seminar

on Wednesday, 27 June 2012. Posted in Health and Safety

educating all staff about security important

Beccy recently attended the British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) seminar featuring High Consequence Dangerous Goods, which was held in Birmingham. An impressive line-up of speakers informed the members about the latest developments. A very informative presentation about national security and the inherent risks involved was given by Peter Bennett of NaCTSO. He advises that by educating all staff about security will not only help them to recognise possible risks and vulnerabilities but also to help the organisation identify new threats from feedbacks they receive from a more alert workforce. Further information about the role of BADGP can be found at


on Thursday, 19 July 2012. Posted in News

Shropshire Truck Show

Neil Ricketts and his curtainsided vehicle was recently awarded a place as Grand Finalist at the Shropshire Truck Show.  All that polishing paid off. Well done Neil !


on Monday, 22 October 2012. Posted in News

The Implementation of France's New Law

The implementation of France's new law (requiring drivers to carry disposable breathalysers in their vehicles) has suffered a setback. Fines were due to be imposed on drivers for being caught without these kits, with effect from 1 November. However, manufacturers have been struggling to meet the demand, the result being unfortunately, or otherwise, that there aren’t enough kits available to buy. The implementation date for imposing such fines has therefore been postponed to March 2013.


on Monday, 22 October 2012. Posted in News


The Dangerous Goods Driver Training (DGDT) contract has been administered by SQA since October 2006. Currently the certification of the scheme is performed by the DVLA for Great Britain and DVA for Northern Ireland. Changes to ADR 2011 saw the current model paper certificate superseded by a plastic card that will include a recent photograph of the candidate with effect from 1 January 2013.

Please be advised that from Monday 29th October 2012 SQA will be issuing the new DGDT photo card certification for both Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

With the introduction of the photo card certificate scheme improvements have been made to the DGDT online database. Candidates will be assigned a unique candidate number which will hold all candidate information and certificate entitlement details. Training Providers will be able to search for and assign candidates to their course from existing candidates’ records: if no record exists for initial candidates, a new one can be created.
Training Providers will be required to capture the candidates photograph and signature. Initially SQA will manage the upload of photographs and signatures onto the database. Training Providers must complete a Scanning Form for each candidate. They must make sure the candidates sign their signature within the appropriate box and that a passport sized photograph is attached to the Scanning Form. Scanning Forms must be returned to SQA at the same time as the Candidates Exam Response Sheets.

Instructions on how to enrol candidates on the database will be made available to Training Providers via the Documents Library. The Manual of Practice will also be amended to reflect any new processes. Training Providers can find all forms to download via SQA’s Document Library.
Existing paper certificates issued by the DVLA will continue to remain valid until their expiry date.

However those wishing to apply for a new style photo card certificate can do so at by completing DGDT Replacement Application Form. The fee for a replacement certificate is £10.00. Please check out SQA website for more details on replacement applications.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact SQA team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.