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Hazmat 2014 Review

23/05/2014
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The Hazmat event has continued to demonstrate itself as one of the leading forums for hazardous materials response, chemical exposure and monitoring, and emergency planning.

Attendance at this year’s event was the highest in the last 5 years. Attendees were able to experience the usual mix of keynote presentations from industry stakeholders and practical workshops. [read more]
The presentations and workshops covered a wider range of topics across the hazardous materials agenda including plume meteorology, logistics safety management and dangerous goods transport incidents, substance identification and incidents involving biological agents.
This year, Mike Callan, a 40-year veteran of the US fire rescue services and winner of the prestigious John Eversole Lifetime Achievement Award, gave a presentation. He provided in-depth insight into the escalation of an incident – a compelling presentation discussing practical approaches to handling hazardous materials. Mike also delivered a very enjoyable after dinner speech.
This year’s conference has already received positive comments, with 100% of attendees who completed the feedback form stating that they would recommend the event to a colleague. 
The Hazmat conference continues to be an important part of sharing best practice with relevant stakeholders as Jonathan Gibbard, Operations Manager for the National Chemical Emergency Centre explains “The Hazmat event was initially established to provide guidance on best practice for professionals involved with hazardous materials and, while the conference has grown considerably over the years, the objective remains the same. Hazardous material incidents not only impact on the company involved, but also on the industry as a whole. This is why it is so important that, as a community, we continue to work together to demonstrate and share the processes and procedures that help to proactively mitigate risks and efficiently control incidents. We’re pleased that the Hazmat conference is an important part of maintaining that.”

Attendance at this year’s event was the highest in the last 5 years. Attendees were able to experience the usual mix of keynote presentations from industry stakeholders and practical workshops.

The presentations and workshops covered a wider range of topics across the hazardous materials agenda including plume meteorology, logistics safety management and dangerous goods transport incidents, substance identification and incidents involving biological agents.

This year, Mike Callan, a 40-year veteran of the US fire rescue services and winner of the prestigious John Eversole Lifetime Achievement Award, gave a presentation. He provided in-depth insight into the escalation of an incident – a compelling presentation discussing practical approaches to handling hazardous materials. Mike also delivered a very enjoyable after dinner speech.

This year’s conference has already received positive comments, with 100% of attendees who completed the feedback form stating that they would recommend the event to a colleague. 

The Hazmat conference continues to be an important part of sharing best practice with relevant stakeholders as Jonathan Gibbard, Operations Manager for the National Chemical Emergency Centre explains “The Hazmat event was initially established to provide guidance on best practice for professionals involved with hazardous materials and, while the conference has grown considerably over the years, the objective remains the same. Hazardous material incidents not only impact on the company involved, but also on the industry as a whole. This is why it is so important that, as a community, we continue to work together to demonstrate and share the processes and procedures that help to proactively mitigate risks and efficiently control incidents. We’re pleased that the Hazmat conference is an important part of maintaining that.”

Thank you to the event’s Media partner, Fire Times, for their continued support of the event, to co-organisers, Tactical Hazmat, for their contribution, and to all our speakers and workshop presenters without whom the event would not be possible.

Hazmat 2015

Hazmat 2015 will held at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham 13 and 14 May 2015, to take advantage of special early registration fees click here.