Ships are not allowed to transport dangerous goods unless at least one person on the crew is qualified for dangerous goods (see SJÖFS 1989:12). To be qualified, the person must undergo training approved by the Swedish Transport Agency. At present, such courses are provided at Chalmers Lindholmen and the Kalmar Maritime Academy.
According to Chapter 1.3 of the Swedish Maritime Administration’s regulations on carriage of dangerous goods in packaged form, land-based personnel involved with carriage of dangerous goods intended for maritime transport must also be given training on the dangerous goods regulations relevant to their areas of responsibility.
The ISM Code (International Safety Management Code) that regulates the operative organisation of shipping companies also requires established procedures for handling dangerous goods on maritime transports (see TSFS 2009:1).

Shipping companies that transport dangerous goods according to the Memorandum of Understanding/Baltic Sea must ensure that relevant individuals are trained in the application of the MoU. A document proving that such training has been completed shall be available.

There are no formal training requirements to become an approved safety adviser, but taking a course is strongly recommended. Training organisations for safety advisers and information about sitting exams to be approved are available on the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency’s website.