Hazmat training at NCEC benefits emergency services

Hazmat training at NCEC benefits emergency services
15 February 2020

Using our expertise and experience, we have developed a hazmat training course specifically for the emergency services. Recently, Nigel Blumire, NCEC’s lead hazmat trainer, delivered the course to fire officers to help them prepare for incidents that they do not deal with on an everyday basis. 

The training began with a Chemsafe1 refresher module, which was about an incident involving a lithium battery. The training kept best practice at its core, as do all our training modules. This was followed by further modules including why acids and bases react together, and involved Nigel using highly reactive chemicals.

‘Thanks Nigel, your input was very well received.’

‘The input that you provided was good and interesting.’

NCEC’s team of expert trainers is looking forward to working alongside hazmat training providers such as the Fire Service College (FSC), JM Hazmat Consultancy, and global organisations including the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF) and the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).

Our work alongside global companies, helps us to design training modules that comply with global regulations and enables us to provide a high standard of delivery that is recognised all over the world.

Following the success of the recent hazmat course and the benefits it provides to the emergency services, we are working to move our training to an online environment so that emergency services, globally, can access it. We will be helped in this task by the expertise and experience of Ed Sullivan who has recently joined NCEC from the FSC.

We are aiming to provide updated modules for the emergency services on, but not limited to, the hazards of batteries, cylinders involved in fires, waste fires and chemical properties.

If you want to be the first to know when these online modules are launched, please email us at [email protected]. It would be helpful if you would indicate the topics you are interested in.

In the meantime, we continue to support organisations with regulatory and emergency response training, and look forward to providing microlearning and blended learning courses in the near future. You can take a look at all our available training courses here

1Chemsafe is the UK chemical industry's voluntary scheme for providing expert advice to the emergency services in the event of a chemical emergency.