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Overview | HAZMAT Response Training

Our premier Hazmat Response Training program is designed to equip your team with the essential skills and knowledge required to handle hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents safely and effectively. In today’s world, where the risk of exposure to dangerous substances is more prevalent than ever, having a solid foundation in HAZMAT response is crucial for a wide range of professionals, from emergency responders to environmental health and safety officers. Our training program is meticulously crafted to meet and exceed industry standards, ensuring that you are prepared to tackle any HAZMAT situation with confidence.

Our comprehensive Hazmat Response Training covers everything from the basics of identifying hazardous materials to advanced techniques for containment, decontamination, and incident management. Taught by experienced industry professionals with real-world experience in HAZMAT operations, our courses incorporate the latest safety protocols and regulatory guidelines.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your teams current skills or starting from scratch, our training is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of HAZMAT procedures and the confidence to apply these skills in critical situations.

Choosing our Hazmat Response Training not only boosts your teams skill set but also significantly enhances your workplace safety. With a focus on practical learning and scenario-based training, you’ll gain hands-on experience that is directly applicable to your workplace or field. Equip your team with the knowledge to protect your community and environment from hazardous material incidents.

Tailored HAZMAT Response Training for Every Industry

We understand that each industry faces unique challenges and risks when it comes to handling hazardous materials. That’s why we offer customized HAZMAT response training programs, specifically designed to meet the particular needs of various sectors. Our approach ensures that your team not only learns the fundamentals of HAZMAT operations but also acquires skills and knowledge that are directly applicable to your industry’s specific scenarios.

  • For Emergency Services, including firefighters, police, and EMTs, our training focuses on rapid assessment, containment, and neutralization of hazardous materials incidents, ensuring first responders can act swiftly and safely in emergencies.
  • Environmental Management and Cleanup professionals benefit from our specialized modules on environmental risk assessment, spill response, and hazardous waste management, preparing them for the challenges of environmental preservation and restoration.
  • In the Chemical Manufacturing sector, we emphasize chemical safety, process safety management, and emergency preparedness to help workers manage the production, handling, and disposal of chemicals with utmost care.
  • Transportation and Logistics personnel receive training on the safe transport, storage, and handling of hazardous materials, including compliance with regulations and emergency response in the event of transportation incidents.
  • Healthcare workers, including those in hospitals and laboratories, are trained on biohazard safety, chemical spill response, and decontamination procedures tailored to the healthcare environment.
  • Construction and Mining industry training covers the identification, safe handling, and disposal of hazardous materials found on construction sites and in mining operations, such as asbestos, lead, and solvents.
  • Oil, Gas, and Energy employees are equipped with knowledge on spill prevention, emergency response strategies, and safety measures specific to the handling of fuels, chemicals, and other hazardous materials in the energy sector.
  • Government and Military personnel receive training that encompasses a wide range of HAZMAT operations, including disaster response, public safety tasks, and the handling of hazardous substances in various military and civil defence contexts.
  • Agriculture sector training includes safe handling, application, and storage of pesticides and fertilizers, ensuring that workers are prepared to manage these substances without harming the environment or human health.
  • Education and Research Institutions benefit from our training on laboratory safety, chemical storage, and spill response, tailored to the needs of scientists and researchers working with hazardous chemicals.

Our customizable HAZMAT response training programs are designed with your industry’s safety requirements in mind. By partnering with us, you ensure that your team is not just prepared to meet the standards but to exceed them, fostering a culture of safety and preparedness that benefits your employees, your community, and the environment.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This training is nationally recognised:

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO45803) is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

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Course Fees

  • Group Bookings: Contact us to discuss a customised quote.

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Payment Information

  • Group Bookings: Custom payment solutions for every team. We’ll work with you to set up terms that align with your needs and ours.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 4-day (32-hour) intensive, hands-on session.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 2-day (16-hour) practical session, ideal for skill updates.

Each format is tailored to different learning styles and schedules, ensuring effective and efficient HAZMAT Response Training.

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Pre-incident Planning and Site Control

  • Definitions and importance of pre-incident planning.
  • Steps to create effective pre-incident plans.
  • Examples of pre-incident plans.
  • Procedures for establishing and maintaining site control.
  • Importance of site control in hazardous materials incidents.
  • Roles and responsibilities in site control.
  • Methods for containment of hazardous materials.
  • Examples of containment strategies and equipment.
  • Chain of command and communication protocols.
  • Implementing instructions during an incident.
  • Key legislation and regulations.
  • Compliance requirements for hazardous materials response.

Approaching Hazardous Materials Incidents

  • Guidelines for safely approaching hazardous materials incidents.
  • Maintaining a safe distance and situational awareness.
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for approaching incidents.
  • Role of authorities and their advice during an incident.
  • Incident command system (ICS) and its components.
  • Principles of effective incident control.
  • Risk mitigation and safe work practices.
  • Understanding the effects of exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Nature and Properties of Hazardous Materials

Identifying Hazardous Materials

  • Techniques for identifying hazardous materials from a distance.
  • Tools and equipment for remote identification.
  • Protocols for conveying information through the chain of command.
  • Importance of accurate and timely communication.
  • Visual indicators and labelling systems.
  • Use of detection devices and technology.
  • Types of detection equipment (e.g., gas detectors, chemical sensors).
  • Strategies for effective detection.
  • Overview of different classification systems (ADR, GHS, HAZCHEM).
  • How to interpret and use these systems.
  • Importance of accurate identification.
  • Use of storage manifests and transportation documents.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing

  • Types of chemical protective clothing and their uses.
  • Selection criteria for protective clothing.
  • Maintenance and testing procedures.
  • Proper use and limitations of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Workplace exposure standards and routes of entry.

Developing a Mitigation Plan for HAZMAT Incidents

  • Setting incident objectives.
  • Identifying and implementing risk control measures.
  • Developing and documenting the entry plan.
  • Selecting appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment.
  • Identifying decontamination procedures.
  • Strategies for detection and containment.
  • Defining and establishing hazard control zones (hot, warm, and cold zones).
  • Various decontamination techniques (water, wet, dry).
  • Setting up decontamination areas.

Implementing the Mitigation Plan for HAZMAT Incidents

  • Assigning roles within the Incident Action Plan (IAP).
  • Procedures for isolating and securing the incident scene.
  • Establishing hazard control zones.
  • Executing the entry plan according to organisational procedures.
  • Strategies for detection, confinement, and containment.
  • Techniques for dealing with specific types of hazardous materials.
  • Monitoring safety and reporting contamination incidents.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of response procedures.
  • Reviewing containment plans and decontamination principles.

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Identifying and Assessing HAZMAT Risk – Practical
  • Developing a HAZMAT Mitigation Plan – Practical
  • Conducting a HAZMAT Mitigation – Practical
  • Undertaking Decontamination and Site Remediation – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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