Programme announced for Hazmat 2018

Programme announced for Hazmat 2018
27 March 2018

The programme of workshops and sessions has been announced for Hazmat 2018, the premier event for hazmat professionals. This two-day event is organised by the National Chemical Emergency centre (NCEC) and will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK on 23 and 24 May.

Hazmat 2018 is an essential opportunity for you to share your experiences and knowledge with like-minded professionals working in the hazmat and chemical industry.

This year’s 20 strong list of expert speakers working in the hazmat and chemical incident industry, builds on the outstanding success of Hazmat 2017. Speakers include professionals from the CBRN Centre; FLIR® Systems Inc, Bureau Veritas, the Department for Transport and the National Fire Chiefs Council. The programme includes parallel sessions enabling delegates to select topics that are most relevant to them. Supporting continual professional development (CPD), Hazmat 2018 has also been awarded 11 CPD hours by the Institution of Fire Engineers.

The first day will feature discussions on the future role of the ‘orange light services’, telematics, responding to radiological emergencies, and establishing a national hazmat user group for fire and rescue services. Hands-on workshops will cover detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) equipment; chemical exposure; emergency response; corrosive attacks; and hazard categorisation. The day will end with the renowned conference dinner.

The second day will feature sessions on hydrogen-fuelled vehicles; fentanyl and carfentanyl; attending incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) materials; fires involving waste materials; boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE); and a transport incident involving batteries. Day two will conclude with an interactive courtroom scenario regarding an incident involving a hazardous material. Delegates will judge a prosecution against an individual, a company and emergency service personnel. The day will close with a summing up of the conference.

Maria Stearn, NCEC’s Project Manager for Hazmat, said ‘Once again, the standard of speakers joining and supporting this year’s event is fantastic. NCEC remains committed to working with hazmat professionals and industry leaders. I believe this year’s programme is testament to that.’

For those arriving on 22 May, we will be holding our pre-conference barbecue, which offers a relaxed networking opportunity. During the conference itself, there will be an exhibition where delegates will be able to find out about the latest training, products and services available on the market, and to hear from a wide variety of partner agencies.

You can view the full Hazmat 2018 programme here and secure your place by clicking here