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. 

24-25 May 2023, Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon

Now in its 14th 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. 

Book your place here

We know many of you will miss attending the event this year and the networking opportunities it provides, we are therefore holding a half day virtual event on the afternoon of 14 October 2020.  This event will provide you with 3 presentation sessions including lessons learnt from the Covid-19 response, followed by virtual networking.

Delegate places will start at £50 and further details will be made available soon.

In the meantime, save the date in your diary.  

Using delegate feedback gathered at previous events, the format for Hazmat 2023 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: 

"Very current and relevant topics which were informative and generally well presented. Well run by NCEC staff and great networking." Ken Bickell, 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." - Jon Laight,
Hereford & Worcestershire FRS – Hazmat 2019

"Thank you for the last couple of days. I walk away motivated to improve my organisation in Hazmat." - Michael Pearson, Durham & Darlington 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." - Brian Galsworthy, AstraZeneca Plc Hazmat 2018

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

Social media mentions: 

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

shutterstock_356787503-(1).jpg@JonHall999, Resilience Advisors Network - "The subject is high on all national risk assessments and is vital to responder and public safety. Well done to all that have found time in busy diaries to contribute and participate. #Hazmat2019"

shutterstock_356787503-(1).jpg @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"

shutterstock_356787503-(2).jpg @Humbersidefire - "2nd day #hazmat2017 conference. HazMat staff are increasing their knowledge thanks to expert instructors." 

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