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
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
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.