Hazardous Materials Instructor

Course overview and learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to confirm the knowledge and skills required for FF5. To support delegates to develop and deliver knowledge and skills training to meet the requirements of all the elements of unit FF5 'Protect the environment from the effects of hazardous materials'.

The topic areas will include:

  • Hazards and risks at incidents involving hazardous materials and their impact on their environment
  • The range of equipment and resources used at incidents involving hazardous materials
  • Personal protective equipment at incidents involving hazardous materials
  • Decontamination methods

Successful completion of the course will enable delegates to:

  • use a structured approach to prepare & deliver factual hazmat presentations
  • observe & effectively critique exercises developed by their peer group
  • prepare & facilitate an effective practical hazmat training exercise
  • deliver quality hazmat presentations

Who should attend and key benefits

Designed for personnel with a training responsibility this course prepares delegates to deliver hazardous materials training at first responder and supervisory level.  Delegates will be engaged in a varied programme to develop their own subject matter expertise, presentation skills and organise and conduct their own practical exercises using our unique incident ground facilities.  Teaching practices will be evaluated by qualified and experienced College tutors throughout the course.

Delegates must:

  • hold or be working towards PTLLS or alternative appropriate teaching qualification
  • have demonstrated that they possess the underpinning skills & knowledge to provide instruction to learners through accredited prior learning (APL), to the satisfaction of their FRS or employer and the Fire Service College.

During the course there will be occasions when breathing apparatus will be worn. Therefore it is a requirement that facial hair, which may affect the face seal, must be removed, in accordance with College policy and HSE guidance.

Because of the physical demands of the course, delegates must:

  • be fit for full operational duties in accordance with fire & rescue service requirements
  • attend with full firefighting kit that conforms to current standards

How is the course assessed and accredited?

This course is assessed through delegate presentations. Delegates receive a Fire Service College attendance certificate

National Occupation Standards:

  • 048 Environmental Risks and Control
  • 059 Dealing with Hazmat Incidents


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Dates and prices

18/09/2023 - 29/09/2023

£2150.00 +VAT

Prices quoted are our standard, one-off rates and discounts are available. Please contact us via the form on the right so that we can discuss your training requirements and how we can work together to offer you the best price.

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