Hazmat event

NCEC’s Hazmat conferences are now well established as the 'must go' event for Hazmat professionals to share experiences and gain knowledge with like-minded professionals working in the chemical incident industries. 

22-23 May 2024, Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon

Our super early bird registrations are now open until 30 September - save £140 by registering now!

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Now in its 15th year, the event draws upon the knowledge and experience of a broad range of hazmat professionals and industry leaders, as well as NCEC’s own emergency responders and experts. Bringing together international speakers from across sectors, delegates will benefit from world-standard presentations, case studies and practical, hands-on workshops in a friendly and welcoming environment. 

Using delegate feedback gathered at previous events, the format for Hazmat 2024 will include a range of case studies and interactive exercises. We will be encouraging speakers to include practical elements and group interaction where relevant. Sessions will also cover a cross-section of subjects as we look to increase multi-agency representation. Delegates will have the opportunity to tailor their experience by registering for specific workshops once the programme has been finalised.

Why should I attend?

Hazmat professionals need to keep up to date with hazardous materials response, chemical exposure monitoring, emergency planning, developments in legislation, future technologies, and learn lessons from past experiences. The Hazmat event is the best opportunity to gain a wider understanding of these issues, and more importantly, practical ways to address them.

All the subjects covered are relevant to people involved in chemical incident response and the setting provides a great opportunity to question and discuss content both in the forum and informally one-to-one. Delegates are drawn from fire services, police forces, airports, ambulance services, the MOD, chemical industry including the pharmaceutical giants and bodies such as the Environment Agency and the Met Office.

Attend, Network, Exhibit, Learn

Previous year reviews: 


"The information is so useful for ALL emergency services as key H&S risks and good practice etc. can be taken away and disseminated to roads policing officers in their training." Devon & Cornwall Police – Hazmat 2023

"Very current and relevant topics which were informative and generally well presented. Well run by NCEC staff and great networking." D&C Police – Hazmat 2022

"Excellent 2 days updating us on the latest equipment and techniques as well as a great opportunity to network and share learning." -
Hereford & Worcestershire FRS – Hazmat 2019

"The NCEC Hazmat event is clearly a centre of excellence, and go-to place for anyone who has responsibility for managing the response to chemical incidents." - AstraZeneca Plc Hazmat 2018

“The premier hazmat event, focussing on relevant and current topics.” - London Fire Brigade – Hazmat 2017

Social media mentions: 

@WYFRSDaveWalton, National Fire Chiefs Council - shutterstock_356787503-(1).jpg"I’ll shortly be speaking to @ncec_uk #Hazmat2023 conference in my role as @NFCC_FireChiefs Hazmat lead. Talking about the need for first responders to be inquisitive and to learn as new challenges are presented to us as a sector

@resilience247A, Resilience Advisors Network - shutterstock_356787503-(1).jpg"Great afternoon day spent at the workshop on OPNA’s (nerve agents to most of us) at #HAZMAT2023. Superb engagement from the UK CBRN and HazMat fraternity and well done to @ncec_uk for organising such a strong event!" 

@IanAcgray3189Ian, Surrey FRS - shutterstock_356787503-(1).jpg"Thanks for a well organised event, thoroughly enjoyed both days. Look forward to next year." 


@shawcitylimited - "We're delighted to be attending the @ncec_uk #Hazmat2018 today & tomorrow. We're introducing our new @ohdusa #Quantifit fit test system & @ionscience #FireInvestigation kit to Hazmat & chemical incident professionals & emergency responders"

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