About Us

The “Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors’ Association of Ireland” was established in November 2003 by a group of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors concerned with the need for a support network for DGSA’s.  The official abbreviations of the association are the “DGSAAI” or the “DGSA Association of Ireland“.  Its motto is “For DGSA’s  by DGSA’s“.

We are Passionate About Dangerous Goods Transport

The DGSAAI is a voluntary non-profit making body made up of DGSA’s from all over Ireland. The association is administered by elected officers consisting of a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

Our Mission

-To support members in their work as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors

-To provide a forum for members to network and share experiences, views and information

-To act as a communication channel for information relevant to DGSA’s

-To promote greater awareness and understanding of the regulations     governing the transport of dangerous goods

-To promote improved standards of compliance with the regulations

-To Provide programmes of education and training on topics pertinent to     dangerous goods safety

-To represent the interests of DGSA’s and the association at National and   European Government level in policy making.

Meetings are held twice yearly, in September and January (our AGM). The venue for meetings will normally be in a Midland area such as Portlaoise. Communication is also promoted through an E-mail forum where members can post questions and receive news updates.

Our Association is a member of the International Association of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (IASA).  One of the objectives of this organisation is to share greater understanding of how dangerous goods regulations are applied in different countries.  Another objective is to obtain observer status at the UN working party sessions which develop updates to the regulations so that in due course we may be able to influence the future development of regulations form the perspective of those who have to advise on their practical implementation.

The association promotes the use of a windscreen sticker to demonstrate that a vehicle has been inspected by an association member. The association will investigate any complaints of misuse of the sticker and provide advice where appropriate. However, the association does not accept liability for any of the actions of its members.

The association is funded by membership fees.

The current office holders are:

Chairperson: Dr. J. J. Tobin


Liam Tolton

Honorary Secretary

Teri Donaghy