The future of hazmat training for emergency services
At INTERSCHUTZ 2020 the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) were going to be discussing the future of hazmat training and the wider hazmat support available globally. They were looking forward to introducing their distance-based learning models for fire services and showcasing the expert support they have available.18 Jun 2020
"We are of course now excited to meet you all in person at INTERSCHUTZ 2021 to talk all things Hazmat, whether it’s training or direct incident support", Jonathan Lang says. He is
Business Development Consultant at the NCEC. "Given the current COVID-19 climate and with subsequent future operational changes, the need to be able to continue professional development via 'distance learning' is now more important than ever. That is why in line with celebrating INTERSCHUTZ with #INTERSCHUTZOnline, the NCEC will be hosting a free webinar on 24 June, 15:00 (CEST), on ‘Next generation hazmat training solutions for emergency services’, which will be an open introduction to innovations in training models and the current courses available in our library of training."
NCEC has developed these to be specifically for first responders and hazmat advisors in-line with best practice and national operational guidance, utilising the extensive experience of working with the global chemicals industry and emergency response organisations since 1973. The webinar will discuss how NCEC is looking to develop these modules with the support of some of the leading hazmat experts (including fire officers) and organisations along with a demonstration on the training platform.
As the eLearning forms part of their wider plan to provide accredited hazmat advisor qualification and revalidation courses via distance-based learning, NCEC is proud to announce that the first of NCEC’s eLearning licences have recently been delivered as part of a 3-year hazmat training provision with a national fire service in the UK.
The eLearning modules can be used by hazmat advisers as continual professional development (CPD) or by first responders as introductory material. Each module is intended to provide accessible training to suit the needs of response organisations – and dampening the impacts training has on staff rotations and training budgets. They are structured around a typical responder’s time availability and the remote nature allows the courses to be completed at home, in a break or when suits the students.
The session are running on the 24th June and will be divided into three main sections:
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