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VCA Dangerous Goods Office

The VCA Dangerous Goods Office is the UK authority for the certification of packaging and intermediate bulk containers used for the transport of dangerous goods, in accordance with national and international regulations. We are also responsible for the appointment of suitable test and inspection bodies to conduct initial and periodic inspections of tanks and pressure receptacles in accordance with ADR, TPED and the UK carriage regulations. We operate a telephone and email enquiry service on behalf of the Department for Transport and undertake several other functions in connection the UN based dangerous goods transport regulations.






What are Dangerous Goods?

Dangerous Goods Truck

This page outlines the nine different classifications of Dangerous Goods More...


Dangerous Goods Packaging

Dangerous Goods Packaging

The UN system, testing & certification More...


Tanks & Pressure Receptacles

Tanks and Pressure Receptacles

Arrangements for the inspection of tanks and pressure receptacles More...



Leakproofness testing of aerosols filled in the UK

Leakproofness testing of aerosols filled in the UK More...


Dangerous Goods Seminar

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Details about the 2019 DG Seminar now available More...


News and Guidance

Dangerous Goods news and guidance

Dangerous Goods News and Guidance More...


Dangerous Goods Useful Links

Dangerous Goods - useful links

Regulations, guidance, training & qualifications More...


Training and Consultancy

Dangerous Goods Training options

The Dangerous Goods Group provide five specialist training courses... More...


Annual Fees FAQs

Dangerous Goods fees

Dangerous Goods Fees - Questions and Answers More...


Bulk containers

Bulk container for Dangerous Goods

Carriage of Dangerous Goods in approved bulk containers More...


Cylinders for Gases

System and Component Type Approval

Periodic inspection and testing requirements for LPG Cylinders More...