Hazardous materials instructor course
September 21 @ 9:00 am – October 21 @ 9:00 am
The aim of this course is to develop learner’s knowledge, understanding, skills and instructional ability to enable them to deliver hazardous materials training to first responders in line with the UK firefighter development unit FF5 – ‘Protecting the environment from the effects of hazardous materials’.
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.
UN classification 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 (ERG)
Physical properties of elements and molecules.
Initial operational response.
Designing hazardous materials scenarios.
Delivery model and flexibility
The course is delivered by subject matter experts in hazardous materials, who have spent time as either FRS first responders, hazardous materials instructors and training leads, tactical advisors or sector-competent chemists.
This course is delivered through a combination of distance learning and in-person training. This course is preloaded with a blended mix of interactive, high-quality video, distance learning and online discussions, which learners will access prior to attending the in-person element of the course. The in-person element consists of 1 week of in-person training, during which learners design and deliver scenarios for other learners. Each course will have set dates to deliver the in-person element of this course, for which all learners will be expected to be available. This course will be completed within one month of commencing.
This course is run in partnership with the Fire Service College.