Date: 18 May, 14:30–16:30 BST & 19 May, 8:00–10:00 BST
NCEC’s Hazmat conference has earned the justifiable reputation of being the ‘must-attend’ annual event for those who are involved in hazmat response, incident management or crisis management. As well as providing the opportunity for delegates to learn about the latest developments in the hazmat field, it is an ideal networking forum for them to share experiences with like-minded professionals.
Unfortunately, as a result of coronavirus (Covid-19), we have decided to cancel this year’s conference. However, we have listened to feedback from many of the regular Hazmat delegates who said they missed the annual event, so we are delighted to report that we will now be holding a free virtual alternative in May.
Virtual Hazmat 2021 will comprise of two 2-hour sessions on consecutive days and will draw on the knowledge and experience of NCEC’s experts – with a focus on informative, practical and actionable advice on hazmat incidents. The sessions are at different times of the day so that at least one will be at a convenient time for delegates wherever they are in the world. We welcome you to attend either one or both sessions depending on your availability. Both sessions will include:
Discussion involving a practical hazmat-related scenario
Both sessions will include a scenario that focuses on a chemical spill at a commercial site. However, factors such as scale, response system and the type of chemical involved will vary. The scenarios will explore the six phases of integrated emergency management – anticipation, assessment, prevention, preparation, response and recovery. They will also include:
- How to prepare for and prevent a spill occurring.
- What training response teams should undertake so they are fully prepared when such an incident happens.
- How a proportionate response can help minimise the impact of a chemical spill.
In addition, our experts will discuss the steps that should be taken after an incident has been resolved to minimise the chances of something similar happening.
Join our quiz to see if you may be our next ‘Hazmat Genius’! During each session, our experts will run an interactive quiz during which delegates will be given the opportunity to win the coveted Hazmat Genius title. We will test and challenge your knowledge on hazmat-related subjects such as hazmat response, hazmat history, information gathering, incident scene management, and chemical and physical properties of substances. Delegates can enter as individuals or as part of a team. All we ask is that you bring your ‘A game’!
Ed Sullivan – Hazardous Materials Principal Consultant, NCEC
Having worked in emergency response since 2004, Ed’s background is predominantly in the fire and rescue service as a responder, and subject expert in hazmat and incident command.
Josh Allaway – Senior Emergency Responder and Hazmat Trainer, NCEC
Josh is also a trained firefighter and spent several years responding for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service. His technical and operational knowledge and experience (including his Initial Incident Command qualification) mean that he is ideally placed to provide input to and deliver hazmat response training.
Jon Gibbard – Director, NCEC
Jon oversees the strategic direction of NCEC, brokering new partnerships and networks worldwide to ensure the services and technical guidance provided to clients is equivalent to the highest international standards.
This virtual conference provides the perfect opportunity for hazmat specialists to unite under the current circumstances and is an alternative to the annual conference for 2021.
About NCEC – the event organiser
As the United Kingdom’s National Chemical Emergency Centre since 1973, we have developed an in-depth knowledge of the global chemical marketplace and its critical interactions with stakeholders – from regulator to supply chain. Our extent of knowledge and expertise places us in a unique position to understand and support the context in which our customers manage chemical risk.
For more information, go to www.the-ncec.com/virtualhazmat