As of 31 December 1999, Swedish law requires entities engaged in business that includes the transport of dangerous goods in packaged form or which are consignors of such transports to have one (or more) approved safety advisers in their organisations.
The requirement for a safety adviser for the transport of dangerous goods is based on EC Directive 96/35/EC, and was incorporated into Swedish law through an amendment to the Act (1982:821) and Ordinance (2006:311) on carriage of dangerous goods.
According to Swedish law, the requirement for a safety adviser for the transport of dangerous goods applies to all modes of transport, i.e., even those who perform or consign maritime transports of dangerous goods in packaged form must have one (or more) safety advisers.
According to the Swedish Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency is authorised to issue more detailed regulations and be the supervising authority for safety advisers.
The regulation (SRVFS 2006:9) on safety advisers for the transport of dangerous goods is available on the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency’s website. The website also provides more information about the requirements imposed on the adviser and how people can sit exams to become approved safety advisers.