COVID-19 Information

This section was last updated on Thursday, 10th September 4.05 p.m.

DGM: Essential Business

Dangerous Goods Management Ltd (DGM) has been operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as an “essential business” being involved in the supply of key consumer goods essential for maintaining the wellbeing of people and contracted to entities that provide logistics services. When New Zealand moved back into to Alert Level 2, DGM’s services expanded to re-include training as part of the provisions provided for Tertiary Education Facilities to open. Our priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our visitors, contractors and staff. As such we ask that everybody strictly adheres to all hygiene guidelines. Additionally, as a Private Training Establishment we must comply with the conditions on gatherings and undertake public health measures. New Zealand will remain in Alert Level 2 until at least 11:59pm on Wednesday 16th September.

A summary of these measures are as follows:

1. Contact tracing records and identification. 

All staff, contractors and clients will be required to sign in/out upon arrival and departure of our facilities.

2. Physical distancing. 

Where possible staff should make their best efforts to maintain at least one metre apart from each other. Groups of clients should also be kept at least one metre apart. The appropriate staff will be responsible for ensuring the social distancing of clients are maintained. Clients will be advised of this requirement as part of the sign in process. The use of shared areas should be minimised wherever possible and staff should not be sharing workstations unless absolutely necessary.

3. Hygiene and surface cleaning. 

Cleaning patterns have been increased, however we will require all staff, contactors and clients to utilise the cleaning products/stations where available. Hand sanitiser is available in training rooms, boardrooms, reception, and stations at various other locations around the building. Appropriate cleaning products will be provided at all facilities. Staff will be responsible for ensuring shared surfaces are cleaned throughout the day and their own workstations. Regular personal hygiene must also be maintained (e.g. hand washing). Correct hand washing procedures and alcohol-based hand rub procedures are promoted through staff training, site information documents for course attendees and signage throughout the premise.

4. All staff, contractors and/or clients with cold or flu-like symptoms are required to stay off premise. 

This requirement operates on a high trust basis.  All those who have any indication at being a higher risk for having/contracting COVID-19 should not attend training or visit our premise.  Similarly, any individual who is feeling any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 (cold or flu symptoms) are also advised to stay off premise.
Free-of-charge course transfers are offered for any individual under the above circumstances – please request transfers via phone or email. Transfers will be offered to the next available training that is at least 14 days post the original course date. DGM and its representatives will retain the right to direct any attendee to leave the premise immediately if they show any symptoms.

It is an expectation that any staff who become sick or start to feel unwell, will stay home and phone the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline number on 0800 358 5453 (free phone) or their GP.

Staff who become unwell while at work with symptoms will need to immediately go home and phone the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline number on 0800 358 5453 (free phone) or their GP. A medical clearance will be required before staff can return to work under any suspected or confirmed COVID-19 related illness/symptoms.


Updates to our clients have been provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic via direct email, newsletters and also the “news” section of our website. For a record of these please refer to the below. Click on the title to be directed to the associating information on our website.

24 August 2020:
COVID-19 Alert Level 2
13 May 2020:
COVID-19 Alert Level 1
13 May 2020:
COVID-19 Key Information for Course Attendees
13 May 2020:
COVID-19 Alert Level 2
26 March 2020:
Essential Business
20 March 2020:
COVID-19 Preventative Measures

What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

The Ministry of Health have outlined the symptoms of COVID-19 as :
–  a cough
–  high temperature (at least 38˚C)
–  shortness of breath
–  a sore throat
–  sneezing and runny nose
–  temporary lose of smell

I was booked onto a training course but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When is my new training date?

The training department are currently working through the rescheduling of training. You will be contacted with a new training course date. If you have any concerns please email or call and we will address these concerns immediately.

Can I attend training at Alert Level 2?

Yes, you can attend and complete training per provisions under Alert Level 2 for the New Zealand Tertiary sector to provide face-to-face course facilitation. The only exceptions are persons who are sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms, are in isolation, or are awaiting the result of a test. Various limitations for course facilitation have been put in place in accordance with public health measures to mitigate the risks associated to COVID-19.

Follow Along

Sign up to the DGM Newsletter for updates.