Virtual Hazmat 2021 – Free virtual alternative to NCEC’s annual conference supported by JOIFF

Virtual Hazmat 2021 – Free virtual alternative to NCEC’s annual conference supported by JOIFF

Date: 18 May, 1430–1630 BST & 19 May, 0800–1000 BST

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NCEC’s Hazmat conference has earned the justifiable reputation of being the ‘must-attend’ annual event for those who are involved in hazmat response, incident management or crisis management. As well as providing the opportunity for delegates to learn about the latest developments in the hazmat field, it is an ideal networking forum for them to share experiences with like-minded professionals.

Virtual Hazmat 2021 will comprise two 2-hour sessions on consecutive days and will draw on the knowledge and experience of NCEC’s experts – with a focus on informative, practical and actionable advice on hazmat incidents. Additionally, one lucky team/participant on each day will win a free virtual hazmat training session with our Hazmat Academy team.

The sessions are at different times of the day so that at least one will be at a convenient time for delegates wherever they are in the world. We welcome you to attend either one or both sessions depending on your availability. Both sessions will include:

Discussion involving a practical hazmat-related scenario 

Both days will include a session on a scenario that focuses on a chemical spill at a commercial site. However, factors such as scale, response system and the type of chemical involved will vary. The scenario will explore incident scene management and how to implement a proportionate response to an incident involving hazardous materials. They will also include: 

  • How to prepare for and prevent a spill occurring.
  • What training response teams should undertake so they are fully prepared when such an incident happens.
  • How a proportionate response can help minimise the impact of a chemical spill.  

In addition, our experts will discuss the steps that should be taken after an incident has been resolved to minimise the chances of something similar happening.

Interactive quiz 

On each of the two days of Hazmat 2021, our experts will run an interactive quiz and one lucky participant/team on each day will win a free, virtual, hazmat training session with our Hazmat Academy team*. The quiz will test and challenge your knowledge of hazmat-related subjects – such as hazmat response, hazmat history, information gathering, incident scene management, and chemical and physical properties of substances. Delegates can enter as individuals or as part of a team.

The winners will be able to decide what training session they would like to attend. The session will be set according to each winner’s requirements and based around a risk scenario that might be encountered in their organisation. The winner will be allowed to bring up to 20 people from their organisation (including them) to the free virtual session.

*T&C’s apply for the free virtual hazmat training session


Ed Sullivan, Hazardous Materials Principal Consultant, NCEC

Having worked in emergency response since 2004, Ed’s background is predominantly in the fire and rescue service as a responder and subject matter expert in hazmat and incident command.

Dr Nigel Blumire, Training Product Manager, NCEC

Nigel is an expert in emergency response with several years’ experience providing chemical advice to emergency services. He is also the secretary of the International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of Fire’s (CTIF) Hazardous Materials Commission.

Josh Allaway, Senior Emergency Responder and Hazmat Trainer, NCEC

Josh is also a trained firefighter and spent several years responding for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service. His technical and operational knowledge and experience (including his Initial Incident Command qualification) mean that he is ideally placed to provide input to and deliver hazmat response training.

Jon Gibbard, Director, NCEC

Jon oversees the strategic direction of NCEC, brokering new partnerships and networks worldwide to ensure the services and technical guidance provided to clients is equivalent to the highest international standards.

This completely free event is the perfect opportunity to test whether you and your team are truly prepared should a hazmat incident occur.

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About NCEC – the event organiser

Since 1973, NCEC has worked with organisations around the world that are facing a range of complex, chemicals-related response risks and challenges. Our emergency responders provide chemical incident advice 24/7 and 365 days of the year. This puts us in the best place to identify regional, national and international trends, and share that information with the hazmat community through our Hazmat Academy. NCEC’s Hazmat Academy provides off-the-shelf and bespoke hazmat training, delivered in person or via distance learning – or a combination of both.

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