The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) training experts, Hazmat Academy, supports organisations in building skill-based knowledge to achieve a safe, effective and competent response to incidents that involve hazardous materials (hazmat). We work with organisations that use or manufacture high-consequence dangerous goods and need an immediate response to a site-level incident.
Hazmat incidents risk immediate harm to people or the environment and could significantly impact an organisation’s assets and reputation. Our team of global chemical experts, qualified hazmat advisors and experienced incident commanders provides policy support and operational training to our customers. We provide them with the operational, tactical and strategic response skills needed to better respond to such incidents. The type of support that we offer to organisations includes:
- Developing and planning the operational, tactical and strategic framework for incident response.
- Providing training to employees to enable them to deliver safe, effective and competent response to chemical incidents.
- Providing comprehensive emergency response training.
We offer a range of courses that cover emergency responses, chemical responses, detection, identification and monitoring of incidents, and non-technical skills.
All our courses align with health and safety legislation and industry best-practice and can be delivered in-person at world-class facilities and via eLearning. Each training package balances the technical requirements of the subject matter with the tactical understanding of how this will be put into practice operationally. We are also able to offer organisations bespoke training to meet specific standards and/or emergency response needs.
Our partnership with the Fire Service College means that we can offer our subject matter expertise to support their hazmat courses in the United Kingdom and make use of their excellent facilities for our in-person hazardous materials and emergency response courses. Our courses are accredited by the International Organisation For Industrial Emergency Services Management (JOIFF) and we support their members with training to assist them in planning and implementing a safe and effective response to incidents.
Our training experts have over 150 years of combined expertise and have been supporting a wide range of clients with training in specific chemicals such as hydrogen and lithium-ion batteries to help support their decarbonisation efforts. We provide chemical emergency responses to more than 650 organisations around the world, including international emergency services and private sector organisations. We support our clients not only with hazmat training but with 24/7 level 1 telephone emergency response and our chemical hazard database. Additionally, as chemical experts at Ricardo Energy and Environment, we provide sustainable solutions to organisations as they transition to the alternative fuel that works best for them.
If you require high-quality, flexible and cost-effective courses or want to discuss your emergency response requirements, please contact us today.
For more information, go to www.thehazmatacademy.co.uk
‘I wanted to express how impressed I was by the hydrogen and lithium-ion battery emergency training days delivered by NCEC’s Hazmat Academy to the Shoreham Technical Centre Emergency Response Team last week.
‘The courses were excellent and were tailored precisely to our training needs. The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable, and their different teaching styles complemented each other well. We have a diverse team with very different learning requirements and yet the course suited everybody. All the delegates were engaged throughout, learned a great deal, and have had nothing but praise for the whole experience.’ — Johnnie Walker, Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor, Quality Manager, Ricardo Automotive
‘We took the opportunity to review our existing methods and chose NCEC to support us [with emergency response training] as they could guide us in the development of emergency response procedures that aligned with our experimental environment and up-to-date emergency services protocols, and could provide training in all aspects of emergency response.
‘The response from the 50+ trainees has been overwhelmingly positive “best training I have ever had”, “very impressed with the coaching style of the trainers”, “while I knew very little to start with, the trainers gave me confidence when I made mistakes in the first simulation and now I am confident to take an operational leadership role in an emergency if needed”.’ — Director, Public Sector Research Establishment.