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Introduction to Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

Dangerous goods or hazardous goods are solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment. They are often subject to chemical regulations. In the United States, United Kingdom and sometimes in Canada, dangerous goods are more commonly known as hazardous materials (abbreviated as HAZMAT or hazmat). HAZMAT will be commonly encountered in industrial, transport, and maritime environments. It will be encountered anywhere in its lifecycle, either through the production, use, storage, transportation, or disposal - or other types of handling.

  • Approved by the CPD Accreditation Board
  • Fully Online Training Course and Assessments
  • Rapid Turnaround on Course Certificate
  • Cost & Time-Efficient Means of Delivery of Training
  • Revisit Past Study Prior to Taking any Assessments

About the Course

Welcome to the 'An Introduction to Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)' course. This CPD Approved course is designed to provide you with an introduction to HAZMAT and each section will end with a quiz, to test your understanding. HAZMAT can be extremely hazardous to life and property - and therefore it is vital that everyone has at the least a basic understanding of what HAZMAT is, the different classifications, and what to do in an emergency. The aim of the course is to provide you with a firm introduction and grounding in HAZMAT- so that you can work and operate safely in an environment where HAZMAT is present, specifically:

  • The importance of always being aware of HAZMAT
  • An introduction to HAZMAT labelling
  • An awareness of what to do in an emergency
  • How to keep safe

The Introduction course is aimed at anyone working in or frequenting a port facility often to provide them with an understanding of the basic security knowledge that they should possess and implement on a day-to-day basis. This course has been created for all those legally active within the port and/or on a port facility who do not undertake specific security roles but must however possess an understanding of their responsibilities for assisting in maintaining effective security. This course aims to clarify the necessity of port security as described within:

  • Regulation 725/2004 (Regulation (EC) No 725/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council of 31 March 2004 on enhancing ship and port facility security).
  • Directive 2005/65 (Directive 2005/65/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 October 2005 on Enhancing Port Security).
  • The International Ship & Port Facility (ISPS) Code.

Course Duration

This CPD Accredited online course is a duration of 2 to 2.5 hours, pending the individual learners reading and learning speed.

Course Assessment

The course includes multiple confirmation quizzes. 

Course Subjects

The subjects covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to the Course
  • HAZMAT – The Basics
  • HAZMAT – Regulation
  • HAZMAT – Classification System
  • Classification 1: Explosives
  • Classification 2: Gases
  • Classification 3: Flammable Liquids
  • Classification 4: Flammable Solids
  • Classification 5: Oxidisers
  • Classification 6: Poison & Infectious Substances
  • Classification 7: Radioactive Substances
  • Classification 8: Corrosive Substances
  • Classification 9: Miscellaneous
  • HAZMAT – ‘Life Cycle’
  • Transport
  • Storage
  • PPE
  • In Case of Emergency

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification

This course is fully approved by the CPD Accreditation Group which is an internationally recognised certification. Learners will receive an electronic copy of the official course certificate in PDF format upon successful completion of the course via the eLearning system. Each of these CPD Certificates will provide the following information to the learner:

  • Course Title
  • CPD Course Approval Number and associated Points
  • Unique Reference Number
  • Score and Completion Date

£45.00 Ex VAT

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