Important news about DVSA (formally VOSA)

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) closed on 31 March 2014.
It has been replaced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) was an executive agency of the Department for Transport.

It has been replaced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), a merger of the Driving Standards Agency and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.

DVSA is the enforcement arm of The Department for Transport (DfT) TransSec (Transport Security)
DVSA enforce regulations that are based entirely upon the security requirements laid out in ADR and include roadside and storage facility inspection, movement and storage security, persons responsibilities, training, and adherence to a Road Transport Security plan.

Feedback from my existing DGSA clients and news from within the industry has highlighted renewed activity by DVSA TranSec since the merger tooke place . This is typical when a government department is rebranded, usually with a cash injection and a need to demonstrate productivity.

This activity includes unannounced visits by TranSec staff to firework storage facilities and this is entirely within their remit and legal responsibilities.

Upon such a visit, there will be two key questions asked of the person with responsibility for the storage facility and/or the owning operation.

Firstly ‘Does your operation require a DGSA appointed and if so, who is it?’
DVSA will then confirm this directly with the identified DGSA.

Secondly ‘Do you store or transport High Consequence Dangerous Goods (for fireworks this means 1.1G), and if so do you have a Road Transport Security Plan?’

If you do need a DGSA and don’t have one, now is the time to act.

Illuminate offer a full online DGSA service and details can be found on our DGSA web page.

This service is normally costed at £300 per annum but for the months of July and August, this is being offered at a reduced cost of £260. (Upon registration, a £40 cashback will be refunded).

If you would like any further information, please Contact Us.

Illuminate Consult


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