The course is delivered in person, with a day of classroom input around roles and responsibilities of the site incident controller. This is done to enhance the ability of personnel to take on this role via development of their non-technical skill sets.
The course is delivered by subject matter experts in hazardous materials, who have all either spent time as fire and rescue service first responders, tactical advisors, sector-competent chemists or non-technical skills specialists. Whilst some of the content for this course is compulsory in order to comply with industry best practice, health and safety legislation, and the NOG – Foundation for Hazardous Materials, there is some flexibility which allows those purchasing the course to add some content of their choice following discussion with the Hazmat Academy trainers.
The course is assessed through a variety of methods. Each learner will be assessed practically as they take charge of an incident and will receive feedback based on their performance. Each learners’ performance will also be assessed through a written paper which consists of a mixture of short answers and essay style questions.