On December 31, 1999, a requirement entered into force stating that a person who pursues a business that includes transport of packed dangerous goods, or a person who is the sender of such a transport must have one (or more) approved safety advisors in his or her organisation.
The requirement for safety advisors for transport of dangerous goods is based on the EC directive 96/35/EC and has been implemented in the Swedish legislation by means of an amendment in the Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods (SFS 200:263) and the Ordinance on Transport of Dangerous Goods (SFS 200:311).
The Swedish legislation implies that the requirement regarding safety advisors for transport of dangerous goods comprises all means of transport, i.e. also the persons carrying out transport of packed dangerous goods by air and senders of packed dangerous goods by air must have one (or more) safety advisors.
According to the Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods, it is the Swedish Contingencies Agency who holds the authorization to publish further regulations regarding safety advisors and to pursue surveillance over safety advisors.
The Swedish regulation (SRVFS 2006:9) on safety advisors for transport of dangerous goods is found on the Swedish Contingencies Agency´s website. The website also provides information on the requirements that apply to the advisor, and how and when you may take tests in order to become an approved safety advisor.