Throughout this course learners will study all the UN Classes of hazardous materials, both theoretically and in a scenario-based context. There may be opportunities for specific topics to be covered throughout the course, following discussions with the Hazmat Academy trainers.
The course is delivered by subject matter experts in hazardous materials, who all have either spent time as FRS hazmat leads, first responders, hazmat instructors, tactical advisors or sector competent chemists.
The hazardous materials advisor course is traditionally a three-week, in-person course. As an alternative to attending three weeks of face to face training, the Hazmat Academy offers this course with two weeks of content delivered via a distance learning model, through a blended approach of tutorials, videos, discussions, podcasts and virtual scenarios. The final week of the Hazmat Academy course is delivered in person and consists of an intensive programme of scenario-based learning, utilising subject matter experts as role players and real chemicals to simulate incidents and replicate ‘on the job’ learning.
Each course will have set dates for the final week when the in-person element will be delivered. All learners will be expected to be available for these dates and this will run from a Monday to Friday. This course will be completed within two months of commencing.