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Hazardous materials adviser revalidation Course
November 7 @ 12:00 pm – November 11 @ 12:00 pm
Starting 7th November 2022
Duration – 32 hours
Skill Level – HMA
Language – English
Assessments – Yes
The aim of this course, which is accredited by JOIFF, is to refresh the knowledge, understanding and skills of existing hazmat advisers in line 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.
Where possible, all course scenarios are taken from incidents that NCEC’s emergency responders have assisted with during the 12 months prior to a course starting. This means all training is as current as possible.
Learners are given the opportunity to practice their operational skills and provide tactical advice to incident commanders by participating in various scenarios that are delivered via computer simulation. These simulations are taken from recent incidents that NCEC’s emergency responders have assisted with. This means learners are getting the most up-to-date and relevant experiences from this course.
What this course covers:
Incident scene management.
Information gathering at the scene of a hazmat incident.
Chemical and physical properties of elements and molecules.
Smoke plumes and products of combustion.
UN Classes of hazardous materials.
Case studies and scenarios.
Plume modelling and acute exposure guidelines
Delivery model and flexibility:
The course is delivered by at least two experts from the Hazmat Academy who have spent time as Category 1 first responders, tactical advisers or sector-competent chemists.
Although some aspects of this course are mandatory, the flexibility offered by the Hazmat Academy enables trainers to include current local, regional and national trends, or areas of interest specific to your requirements or operational guidance. This adaptation can be implemented following discussions between a learner or their training department and the Hazmat Academy trainers in advance of the course starting.
This course is offered over 4 days and can be completed fully in person or through a combination of in-person and distance learning. This will include practical scenarios using real chemicals, where suitable, to replicate ‘on-the-job’ learning, followed by assessments. There will be set dates for the in-person element of the course for which all learners are expected to be available. The course must be completed within 4 weeks of commencing.
This course is run in partnership with the Fire Service College.