HurWebbs Dangerous Goods Ltd 
HurWebbs Dangerous Goods Ltd 
Tel: 0208 036 7793 Email: info@hwdg.co.uk 

OUR SERVICES | EXPERTS IN TRANSPORTING DANGEROUS GOODS 

TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS & DANGEROUS GOODS 

Ensuring the safe transport of hazardous goods requires a company that has experts in dangerous goods assessment and handling. With our own Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor on staff, HurWebbs Dangerous Goods Limited can offer you the most reliable and secure methods of hazardous goods transport. We have ADR and IATA qualified staff. 
We provide a tailored collection and delivery solutions for gases, poisons, chemicals, corrosives and flammable materials, plus any other dangerous goods or by-products; delivering them safely to any location in the UK, Ireland, Europe and International destinations. Our team of qualified and experienced ADR drivers has the expertise to ensure your dangerous goods are handled professionally and efficiently, regardless of their origin. 

WHAT WE CARRY: 

CLASS 1: EXPLOSIVES 
CLASS 2: GASES 
CLASS 3: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS 
CLASS 4: FLAMMABLE AND REACTIVE SOLIDS 
CLASS 5: OXIDISING AGENTS & ORGANIC PEROXIDES 
CLASS 6: TOXIC AND INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES 
CLASS 7: RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL 
CLASS 8: CORROSIVES 
CLASS 9: MISCELLANEOUS 
Whether you’re looking to ship them across Europe or simply within your own site, hazardous goods can be a potentially dangerous problem for anyone around them, and one best suited to ADR-proficient movers like us. We can ensure that your dangerous goods are handled efficiently, removing the need for your staff to risk exposure, and we’re fully conversant with all the necessary methods of packing and all legally required packing materials. 
 
Reduce the risks to your staff by choosing HurWebbs Dangerous Goods limited - we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure safe, efficient and incident free hazardous transport. 
DANGEROUS GOODS SAFETY ADVISORS 
Are you involved in the loading, unloading, filling and/or carriage of dangerous goods by road or rail? Whether waste or product you may be required by law to employ the services of a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (D.G.S.A.). 
 
WHAT IS A D.G.S.A.? 
D.G.S.A. is short for Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor. If your company is transporting goods by Road, 
Sea or Air there is always the element of risk. If the goods are dangerous (product or waste) there is the risk of an incident such as spillage of the goods and causing hazards such as fire, explosion, chemical burns or environmental damage. To limit incidents and to ensure that loads are safe, regulations outlining the need for a D.G.S.A. have been set in place by the Health and Safety Executive to regulate the transport of dangerous goods. 
 
They place a duty upon those involved in the loading, unloading, filling and/or carriage of dangerous goods to ensure that they know about the measures needed to minimise the associated risks. Whatever your involvement – whether you are going to send, carry or receive dangerous goods, you may need to employ (or subcontract) a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor. D.G.S.A. is a qualification in its own right and is not covered by any other qualification. 
 
It should be noted that normal Health and Safety qualifications do not cover you. If you are an employer involved in the transport of dangerous goods by road or rail, the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 may require you to appoint a vocationally qualified safety advisor – a D.G.S.A. Your D.G.S.A. should advise you on health, safety and environmental matters in connection with the loading, unloading, filling and carriage of dangerous goods. 
 
WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF NOT HAVING A D.G.S.A.? 
It is your responsibility to have appointed a D.G.S.A. if you are transporting hazardous materials over a certain threshold limit. Many companies forget that it’s not just product that comes under these regulations but also their waste. 
WHO NEEDS A D.G.S.A.? 
Certain thresholds have been set out to ascertain who requires a D.G.S.A. These are dependant upon the quantities and size of containers carried within the various packing groups and the nature of the products or waste. 
 
There are companies who offer a D.G.S.A. service without auditing your organisation. We would encourage all clients to be careful when appointing a third party company as you will still remain responsible if they do things wrong. 
 
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF WE REQUIRE A D.G.S.A. AND THAT WE ARE ADHERING TO THE LAW? 
The easiest way is to ask a qualified D.G.S.A. We can discuss matters with you. Alternatively, the Health and Safety Executive could offer you guidance. 
 
WHAT D.G.S.A. SERVICE CAN HurWebbs Dangerous Goods Limited OFFER? 
HurWebbs Dangerous Goods Limited can be contracted to your company to ensure that you are complying with the regulations. We would initially ascertain your needs so that you are only paying for what you need. We would then issue you with an annual contract. An extensive (but not time consuming) audit would be undertaken to highlight any areas that need looking into further. Following this audit, a report would be issued detailing areas you would need to address. HurWebbs Dangerous Goods Limited would also provide a free query service on dangerous goods, and on the applicable Regulations. Customers can ring within working hours with queries and get the answers your looking for. Out of hours issues/advice is also available. 
 
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON D.G.S.A.? 
We can arrange a visit to your premises with no obligation, to discuss any grey areas and to ascertain your needs. You can also obtain information from the Health and Safety Executive. A useful publication published by the HSE is entitled ‘Are You Involved In The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail?’ This gives information on all aspects of the regulations. 
 

WHAT NEXT? 

Why not arrange for us to come and visit you. We can discuss all your requirements to ensure that you are complying with the legislation. There is no obligation, so you have nothing to lose. Contact us to discuss your requirements. 
 

CLASS 1: EXPLOSIVES 

Explosives have molecules designed to rapidly change their (usually solid) state into very hot gas, in order to produce a sudden and violent physical effect. 
 
There are 6 subdivisions 
 
1.1 Mass Explosion Hazard 
1.2 Projection Hazard Only 
1.3 Fire Hazard and minor blast projection hazard 
1.4 Minimal Hazard 
1.5 Blasting agents 
1.6 Very insensituve denonating articles 

CLASS 2: GASES 

Class 2 consists of compressed gases, gases in their liquefied form, refrigerated gases, mixtures of gases with other vapours and products charged with gases or aerosols. These are considered hazardous goods for many reasons; often they are flammable, they can oxidize (chemically react with oxygen), act as asphyxiants and be toxic or corrosive. 
 
Division 2.1: Flammable gases 
Division 2.2: Non-flammable, non-toxic gases 
Division 2.3: Toxic gases 

CLASS 3: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS 

Flammable liquids are liquids, mixtures of liquids or liquids containing solids that require a much lower temperature than others to ignite 
Often temperatures that may be reached during transportation. 

CLASS 4: FLAMMABLE SOLIDS 

Flammable solids; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which emit flammable gases when in contact with water sub-divisons 
 
Division 4.1: Flammable solids 
Division 4.2: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion 
Division 4.3: Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases 

CLASS 5: OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES, ORGANIC PEROXIDES 

Division 5.1: Oxidising substances 
Division 5.1: Organic peroxides 
 
Class 5 goods – Also known as “oxidisers” – are substances that can cause or be party to combustion typically by yielding oxygen as a product of chemical reactions. 

CLASS 6: TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES 

Division 6.1: Toxic substances 
Division 6.2: Infectious substances 
 
Toxic substances are liable to cause death, serious injury or significant harm to human or animal health if they come into contact. This can be through swallowing, inhalation or skin contact. 
 
Infectious substances are infectious and are likely to cause disease in humans or animals. 

CLASS 7: RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS 

Radioactive materials that emit ionizing radiation when they experience radioactive decay. This presents risks to human health. 

CLASS 8: CORROSIVES 

Corrosives are defined as dangerous goods because they are corrosive. Due to their nature, corrosive substances cause chemical reactions that degrade or disintegrate other materials when they come into contact with each other. 

CLASS 9: MISCELLANEOUS 

Goods in Class 9 of dangerous goods are simply products that present dangers during transport that haven’t been covered in the other classes. 

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