FEATURE SESSION

Transport of Dangerous Goods – recent challenges and future advances including electronic dangerous goods

Time & Location

Wednesday: 14.00 to 15.00, Stage 3

Session Host

Jason DearsleyDGSA & Secretary of National Carriage of Dangerous Goods Practitioners Forum

About this Session

Transport of Dangerous Goods – recent challenges and future advances including electronic dangerous goods

Hosted by Caroline Raine, Technical Director at Ricardo with support from industry, government and trade associations

COVID introduced many challenges for the transport industry including a shortage of drivers as well as the need to consider being a paperless process. This discussion panel will discuss some of those challenges and discuss how we can move forward with technology advances to ensure that we continue to transport dangerous goods safely

Host Bio:

My name is Jason Dearsley and I have been a Police Constable since 1998. I have been on Roads Policing for nearly 17 years with the majority of that as a Police Sergeant. Currently I am in command of the Commercial Vehicle Unit for Essex Police, where I supervise the daily operations relating to Commercial vehicles, including the movement of abnormal indivisible loads, as well as supporting in times of high demand the main Roads Policing Units. I am trained as a Lead Investigating Officer for Road Deaths, a Road Scene Manager (Managing complex scenes and traffic management with partner agencies and emergency services). I am also a tactical advisor for pursuits and authorised to carry Taser, as well a qualified trainer to deliver the Tier 1,2 & 3 National Dangerous Goods training packages for my force, as well as providing training for staff in our Force Control Room.

I also have UK wide responsibilities as the Vice Chair for the National Carriage of Dangerous Goods Practitioners forum (NCDGPF), a role I have performed since 2018. I am an accredited Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor, having held this qualification for six years. I am a trained Radiation Protection Supervisor and have been working on the role out of Class 7 enforcement training across all enforcement bodies in the UK.

Outside of work I enjoy rambling around East Anglia, which may well involve the odd public house. I am blessed to have a very understanding wife and a wonderful son.