Programme & Workshops


The draft programme for Hazmat 2018 is now available to view below or can be downloaded.

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Delegates will be able to participate in two of the five available workshop sessions. The outline of the workshops planned are below.

Workshop A
Hazard Categorisation (Field Chemistry)

Run by: Tactical Hazmat
Max per session: 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 scene of an incident. As with previous year’s Hazmat Master Class, this will be a hazard categorisation session using basic field chemistry techniques. This session will encompass both theory and practical elements.

Workshop B
Individual Chemical Exposure, long term monitoring and disposal of the deceased

Run by: Leicestershire FRS, Nottinghamshire FRS and Nottinghamshire Police
Sponsored by: Shawcity
Max per session: 30

A case study session aiming to share the lessons learned in relation to:

  • Identification of chemicals involved.
  • Hazards to first responders.
  • Monitoring of the deceased.
  • Facilitating a safe autopsy.
  • Multi-agency working.
  • Safe disposal of the deceased.

Workshop C
Corrosives: neutralise, dilute, contain?

Run by: Hazmat Training Ltd
Max per session: 20

This workshop will focus on emergency response tactics and control measures for incidents involving corrosives. The presenters, Bob Hark and Rob Mitchell developed the UK Fire and Rescue Service 'Hazmat National Operational Guidance'; and so, the session will include the amended National Operational Guidance on corrosive materials which is due to be released in March 2018. The session will also include case studies and demonstrations.

Workshop D – Corrosive attacks: Explaining Project Diffuse

Run by: Metropolitan Police Service
Max per session: 40

This presentation will give a basic explanation of Project Diffuse; a popular multi-agency demonstration aimed at training the private sector on how to manage the threat of a corrosive attack and how to support First Responders in an incident.
Types of delegate that would benefit from this session: emergency planners, public/private partnership organisers and front-line officers.

Workshop E – An introduction to the GC-MS technique

Run by: Bureau Veritas and FLIR
Sponsored by: FLIR
Max per session: TBC

An introduction to the GC-MS technique – the gold standard confirmatory technology used to analyse chemical samples. This session will include practical training on analysis, pros and cons of the technique and will have Hapsite and FLIR G510 units available for hands-on exercise.

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