Hazmat Awards

Hazmat Awards

We are delighted to announce that 2023 is NCEC’s 50th anniversary. The Hazmat conference has always been our way of celebrating our strong relationship with the hazmat community. We are proud to have   been supporting you all from our conception in 1973, and during 2023 we will not only discuss the past but look at how we will continue to support you for the next 50 years.  

One of the many ways we are doing this is by launching the NCEC’s Hazmat Awards in 2023. These awards are to celebrate achievements in the hazmat field from both individuals and teams. 

Nominations will close on 31 March 2023.

Categories include:

Outstanding newly qualified Hazmat Officer (qualified in last 12 months)
Open for Hazmat Officers (or equivalent) who have first qualified  in the role since 1 May 2022 and have demonstrated exceptional skills. Submissions should outline why the individual has excelled providing examples and confirm when the individual qualified and on which course.

Outstanding achievement by a Hazmat Officer
Open for all qualified Hazmat Officers (or equivalent). Submissions should outline a specific achievement by the individual and detail why this achievement deserves recognition.

Outstanding achievement by Police CBRN or transport (DG) officers
Open for all police officers with a CBRN or DG  element as part of their role. Submissions should outline a specific achievement by the individual and detail why this achievement deserves recognition.

Outstanding achievement to improve hazmat safety in industry
Open to all individuals and teams working in hazmat safety. Submissions should outline a specific initiative by the individual or team that has led to a noticeable improvement in hazmat related safety in industry and detail why this deserves recognition.

Outstanding training initiative for specialist hazmat staff
Open to all individuals and teams for new training initiatives that have contributed to improved hazmat safety. Submissions should outline a specific initiative by the individual or team that has been aimed at trained hazmat staff and detail why this deserves recognition. Submissions should detail the benefits achieved by the initiative.

Outstanding training initiative for non-specialist staff
Open to all individuals and teams for new training initiatives that have contributed to improved hazmat safety for non-specialist staff. Submissions should outline a specific initiative by the individual or team that has been aimed at non-specialist staff and detail why this deserves recognition. Submissions should detail the benefits achieved by the initiative.

Outstanding equipment development
Open to all individuals, teams and organisations. Equipment development can be either new to market hardware or software, significantly updated equipment or software; or hardware or software used for a new application. Submissions should outline the equipment hardware or software, the manufacturer, the application it is used for and detail how this has improved hazmat safety and efficiency of working.

Outstanding research in the field of Hazmat
Open to all individuals and teams. This award is to recognise those carrying out research to benefit the Hazmat community and is open to academia, the emergency services and industry. Submissions should outline the research and the benefit of that research to the Hazmat community.
 

Nomination process:

We encourage you all to take part and nominate those who have truly embraced the hazmat spirit. 

All you have to do is email [email protected] with your nominee name (person or organisation), state the relevant award category and include up to 1000 words outlining why the nominee(s) should win. Entries will be judged by a panel including NCEC and external representation.

Nominations are now open and will close on 31 March 2023. Awards will be presented at Hazmat 2023 conference dinner on 24 May and reported through our online social media platforms and in our media partner’s publications. 

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