Hazardous Materials Advisor Refresher

Course overview and learning outcomes

The course provides a three year revalidation of the HMEP qualification. The aim is to update underpinning knowledge and skills and create an awareness of current issues within the field of hazardous materials and environmental protection. In turn it will support the delegate's continuing professional development and maintenance of competence.

Topics covered will include an overview of the following: -

  • National Operational Guidance Foundation for Hazardous Materials
  • Incident Scene Management
  • Working in a specialist support role to the Incident Commander
  • Selection of PPE and assessing contamination risk
  • Decontamination strategies
  • Risk assessment and management of hazmat incidents
  • Information retrieval systems
  • Plume modelling
  • Interpretation of chemical data
  • Environmental protection protocols & techniques
  • Radiation protection
  • Explosives
  • Incident case studies
  • Updating of current issues Learning Outcomes.

After successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Operate in a specialist support function to incident commanders
  • Carry out a risk assessment specific to the role of hazmat officer
  • Retrieve, interpret and apply chemdata to hazmat incident scenarios
  • Advise on risk control and environmental protection measures for incidents¬† involving materials in all UN Hazard classes
  • Utilise knowledge and lessons learned from recent incidents of significance.
  • Use updated skills application in the role of hazmat officer.

Who should attend and key benefits

Specifically designed for existing hazmat officers in a flexible duty role or dedicated specialist support function, this course is suitable for existing hazmat officers who initially qualified or who have not revalidated their skills in the last three years.

The revalidation process provides currency of underpinning knowledge and skills application for existing hazmat practitioners.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

Revalidation is by written assessment. Delegates are expected to submit a completed risk assessment and provide tactical advice to an Incident Commander, based around the health, physical and environmental hazards of a given hazardous materials incident scenario.


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Dates and prices

06/11/2023 - 10/11/2023

£995.00 +VAT

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