Hazmat 2015 will have five workshop and scenario sessions that will be run twice to give delegates the opportunity to attend two sessions. Each session will last for approximately 1 hour, 45 mins. Delegates will have the opportunity to register for specific sessions when booking their delegate place. Priority will be given to delegates who have already registered for Hazmat 2015.
Workshop A – Hazard Categorisation (Field Chemistry)
Run by: Dave Reynolds, Tactical Hazmat
Max number: 24 Back by popular demand! ‘Street Smart’ chemistry. This ‘hands on’ session will focus on basic tests and observations that can easily be applied at the incident scene. As with last year’s Hazmat Master Class this will be a hazard categorisation session using basic field chemistry techniques. The session will encompass both a theory and practical elements.
Workshop B – In depth case study
Run by: John Greasley, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Max number: 30 Following on from last year’s very open and honest case study session by Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will be sharing their lessons learned from a recent incident in a walkthrough talkthrough format. Support from NCEC Chemsafe responders will be provided for the scenario walkthrough part of the workshop.
Workshop C – Forensics in Hazmat
Run by: Stephen Johnson, Cranfield Forensic Institute, Cranfield University
Max number: 30 This session will show delegates how to take into consideration the preservation of evidence at a crime scene involving hazmat.
Workshop D – Practical Spill Control
Run by: Kevin Miller, Tactical Hazmat
Max number: 24 This workshop will look at the principles of spill control and consider response options using basic equipment. This workshop will utilise practical simulations for spillages to enable delegates to practice the techniques discussed.
Workshop E – Practical Vapour Detection
Run by: Rob Mitchell, Tactical Hazmat
Max number: 24 This workshop will focus on issues relating to vapour hazards and good practice when sampling and interpreting results from hand held gas monitors. The session will encompass both a theory and practical elements.