The aim of this course is to provide first responders, or those with an incident command responsibility, with the necessary knowledge and practical experience to be able to competently deal with an incident involving hazardous materials. The course is
built to give them the understanding and the confidence to either bring a hazmat incident to a successful conclusion or manage incident ground activities until the arrival of a tactical advisor or specialist officer. The learners will be prepared
for whichever route they want to take.
The course is accredited by JOIFF and aligns with the UK 'National Operational Guidance (NOG) – Foundation for hazardous materials', health and safety legislation, and industry best practice. Its flexible nature means it can be adapted to be in accordance
with international standards.
What this course covers:
- NOG – foundation for hazmats.
- Incident scene management.
- Proportionate response.
- UN Classes of Dangerous Goods.
- Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
- Information gathering at the scene of a hazmat incident using Chemdata®, NCEC’s interactive chemical hazard database; Chemsafe, the UK chemical industry’s advice scheme for emergency services; the Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code; and the Emergency Response Guidebook
- Physical properties of hazardous materials.
- Initial operational response.
- Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principals (JESIP).
- Wet chemistry and field testing (kits available for purchase)