What is the cost of an external dangerous goods safety advisor?

ProSafeCon works as your external dangerous goods safety advisor at a flat rate starting from € 940,- per year. As your external dangerous goods safety advisor, we take over all activities that are required by law: We train your employees, we establish your annual report and we check your dangerous goods processes on site. We also offer additional services such as training in load securing according to VDI 2700.

A dangerous goods safety advisor is appointed to monitor dangerous goods processes

As soon as dangerous goods are transported in certain quantities by rail, road, inland waterway or air, and also when dangerous goods are stored, dangerous goods safety advisors monitor compliance with the legal framework.

For this purpose, dangerous goods safety advisors are provided by the company itself or commissioned externally in accordance with the strict requirements of the “Ordinance on the appointment of dangerous goods safety advisors in companies”. When tasks are outsourced to external dangerous goods safety advisors, this is referred to as the appointment of dangerous goods safety advisors.

Costs are associated with both types of providing the expertise of specialists in transportation and storage.

What is the cost of a dangerous goods safety advisor if one is appointed, and what costs do business owners have to pay if an in-house employee takes over the duties?

Duties and costs dangerous goods safety advisor

The duties of dangerous goods safety advisors are associated with the transportation, as well as loading, unloading, and storage of dangerous goods. The tasks and duties of internal and external dangerous goods safety advisors include:

Qualification dangerous goods safety advisor

In order to acquire the qualification as a dangerous goods safety advisor, further training must be completed. Further training as a dangerous goods safety advisor is provided by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).

Who can become a dangerous goods safety advisor?

In order to participate in the dangerous goods safety advisor course, it is advisable to have knowledge in transport and forwarding. This can be proven with an education or further training in the relevant professional field. As a rule, a prerequisite is training or further training in transport or forwarding.

Possible degrees and qualifications in preparation for dangerous goods safety advisors include:

Formations

Further education

Difference between internal and external dangerous goods safety advisor Costs

The costs incurred for dangerous goods safety advisors depend on whether a dangerous goods safety advisor is appointed internally or externally in accordance with the Ordinance on the Appointment of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (GbV).

The tasks and duties of internal and external dangerous goods safety advisors do not differ. All legal requirements must be complied with and tasks fulfilled. With experienced service providers, you can often even benefit from optimized procedures and the associated savings.

Internal dangerous goods safety advisors are usually employees who also perform other tasks in the company. However, even with the expanded scope of duties within the company, the costs for employees who are qualified as dangerous goods safety advisors are higher than for the appointment of external dangerous goods safety advisors.

Although further training as a dangerous goods safety advisor at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce currently costs less than 1,000.00 euros (as of 2021), the running costs due to the permanent employment of expensive specialists in the company add up. In addition, dangerous goods safety advisors assume a personal liability risk, which is why it is advisable to take out appropriate liability insurance. Since internal employees are not always ready for this, the external dangerous goods safety advisor is a good option.

Compare prices and costs dangerous goods safety advisor

Dangerous goods safety advisors in Germany receive a median salary of 3,720.00 euros. The salary range is from 3,189.00 euros to 4,702.00 euros.

In comparison to the remuneration of commercial clerks – forwarding and logistics services: these earn an average of 3,252.00 euros per month as a specialist.

At this median salary, the annual additional costs due to internal dangerous goods safety advisors would amount to more than 5,000.00 euros per year compared to the average salary of a specialist.

The provision of internal dangerous goods safety advisors is not worthwhile for all companies that are obliged to appoint them in accordance with the GbV, but whose workload in the special area of dangerous goods is not commensurate with this additional financial outlay.

In comparison, the costs of external dangerous goods safety advisors are low. At ProSafeCon, the costs for external dangerous goods safety advisors are at an entry-level price of 940.00 euros per year.

ProSafeCon as external dangerous goods safety advisor

As an external dangerous goods safety advisor, we take on all activities prescribed by the legal requirements of the GbV:

Train employees (internal safety, legal requirements)
Analyze, review and monitor processes on site
Create annual report

Additional services such as training by ProSafeCon are also possible, for example training on load securing according to VDI 2700.

The use of external dangerous goods safety advisors with ProSafeCon is based on your needs, so you only pay for what you need in your company.

In doing so, you enjoy the benefits of the legal security of ProSafeCon as an external consultant specializing in the provision of dangerous goods safety advisors throughout Germany. With practical concepts and experience, ProSafeCon saves costs, optimizes procedures, and increases employee awareness and safety.

Duties and services of external dangerous goods safety advisors

What must a dangerous goods safety advisor do? The duties of dangerous goods safety advisors are regulated in § 8 of the dangerous goods safety advisor ordinance – GbV.

Duties of dangerous goods safety advisors include:

Here you will find further, current information: Ordinance on the appointment of dangerous goods safety advisors in companies (Gefahrgutbeauftragtenverordnung – GbV) § 8 Duties of the dangerous goods safety advisor on the Internet.

When must a dangerous goods safety advisor be appointed?

Under § 3 Appointment of dangerous goods safety advisors of the GbV you will find all the requirements for appointing a dangerous goods safety advisor. At least one external dangerous goods safety advisor must be appointed, for example, if companies are involved in the transport of dangerous goods and the dangerous goods are transported by land (road, rail) or by sea and inland waterways.

Dangerous goods are, for example, gases, poisons, acids or mineral oil products.

Further up-to-date information and specifications can be found in the Ordinance on the Appointment of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors in Companies (Gefahrgutbeauftragtenverordnung – GbV) § 3 Appointment of dangerous goods safety advisors also on the Internet.

Costs of external dangerous goods safety advisor often cheaper

The prices for external dangerous goods safety advisors are usually lower than the costs for internal dangerous goods safety advisors, who are underutilized by the demanding task of the dangerous goods safety advisor.

Of course, it is desirable to motivate employees to educate and acquire skills, but not every company has enough need to employ specialists in all different areas of responsibility as permanent employees.

Outsourcing in the form of appointing external dangerous goods safety advisors can reduce costs in the company accordingly and ensures that legal protection is provided by professional service providers whose concepts and safety have already been tested throughout Germany and in various scenarios and task areas.

Convince yourself of the advantages of ProSafeCon services around your dangerous goods, storage and transport.

Sources:

https://con.arbeitsagentur.de/prod/entgeltatlas/beruf/29440

https://con.arbeitsagentur.de/prod/entgeltatlas/beruf/8195

https://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de/berufenet/faces/index?path=null/kurzbeschreibung&dkz=8195

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/gbv_2011/index.html#BJNR034100011BJNE000401124

https://wis.ihk.de/seminar-kurs/gefahrgutbeauftragter-1.html

Cornelia Klaubert

Cornelia Klaubert

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