Hazardous Materials Instructor (HMI)


This comprehensive course enables delegates to develop and deliver knowledge and skills training required to satisfy the requirements of FF5 (Protect the environment from the effects of hazardous materials during fire and rescue incidents).

The course comprises of core knowledge sessions and more practical application of knowledge via the hazardous materials risk assessment process. It is structured in a way that sees delegates progress through each section, building on their skills and knowledge to deal with more complex scenarios.

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to prepare and deliver high quality training sessions for first responders which will enable them to respond to hazardous materials incidents in a safe and structured manner and put in place the building blocks upon which the HMA will develop their advice for the incident commander.

We provide supportive learning environment offering a great opportunity for delegates to ask all types of questions to highly knowledgeable and experienced trainers.
The Hazardous Materials Instructor training course is accredited by the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE); The only regulated Awarding Organisation in the UK that specialises entirely in the fire sector.

For the course dates please view our training calendar.

To book or express interest, email info@tacticalhazmat.com and one of our account managers will contact you shortly.


  • This course provides a detailed working knowledge of both the UK version of the Emergency Response Guidebook and the Generic Standard Operating Procedure (GSOP) as detailed in the Hazardous Materials National Guidance. Areas within the course can be tailored to provide a focus on risks identified through local Integrated Risk Management.
  • Hazards and their impact on the environment
  • PPE equipment selection
  • Contamination and decontamination
  • Preparation and facilitation of training sessions
What You'll Learn
  • Understand the fire and rescue service responsibilities for protecting the environment from the effects of hazardous materials
  • Understand the procedures for protecting the environment from the effects of hazardous materials during fire and rescue incidents
  • Be able to minimise damage to the environment from hazardous materials
  • Be able to decontaminate individuals and property
  • Be able to support individuals affected by incidents involving hazardous materials

4 days (5 days including the optional Radiation Protection Supervisor training)


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