Dangerous Goods Officer : ILG

East Grinstead, West Sussex
Salary of £27,000 to £30,000 per annum pro rata depending on experience
21 Dec 2020
18 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Contract, Fixed term , Permanent
Full Time


Dangerous Goods Officer

6 month fixed term contract 

Salary of £27,000 to £30,000 per annum pro rata depending on experience

ILG is a provider of outsourced warehousing and delivery services.  Recent growth, particularly the increasing number of clients in the beauty and wellbeing industries, has resulted in the need for a dedicated resource to take responsibility for the H&S and compliance relating to the storage and shipping of dangerous goods.


Dangerous Goods

  • Design and keep under review processes and procedures to ensure the correct storage, handling, packing and shipping of dangerous goods by road, sea and air.
  • Support the warehouse management and the delivery team with the implementation of the dangerous goods processes and procedures across all ILG sites
  • To record data for all new client SKU’s classed as DG onto 3EX.NET system to include UN number, shipping class & packing group
  • Ensure all operations staff have sufficient awareness of the dangerous goods processes and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Ensure those that are responsible for the shipping of dangerous goods are authorised to do so and trained to the required standard using external providers
  • Ensure those that are responsible for the storage, handling and packing of dangerous goods are trained in the particular hazards and emergency procedures
  • Maintain dangerous goods training records
  • Keep an up to date record of dangerous goods in storage to ensure stored in line with legislation and insurance policy
  • To manage any non-compliant shipments with carriers through to resolution
  • Be the first point of escalation for queries from those authorised to pack and ship dangerous goods
  • Liaise between H&S, delivery and Ops on dangerous goods matters
  • Engage with the new business implementations team on new business dangerous goods requirements
  • Ensure COSHH & DSEAR risk assessments are completed and reviewed in line with risk assessment policy
  • To monitor compliance with the rules governing the road transport of dangerous goods and other practices and procedures

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in a role as a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser appointed to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (desirable)
  • Hold a current and recognised Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor qualification.
  • An expert in the shipping of dangerous good by road, sea and air
  • Experience of designing and implementing processes and procedures and ensuring compliance across a large workforce operating in dispersed locations
  • Ability to build relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders together with the potential to quickly build credibility with those various groups.
  • Experience of undertaking COSHH & DSEAR risk assessments (desirable)
  • Able to develop and deliver training both e-learning and classroom.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel and Word to an advanced level.
  • Proven administration skills demonstrating an accurate and thorough approach.

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