HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (HAZMAT)
Hazardous materials are a necessary fact of life. Modern day lifestyles and the standard of living expected by the majority of nations require the movement of hazardous substances across land, air and sea.
As we become more involved in the transportation, storage, use and disposal of these materials, the risk of an “accident” occurring is likely to increase. Industrial emergency response teams need to develop procedures and skills to deal with these incidents. Management, by planning and developing emergency response programmes and procedures, can assist the emergency services to prevent minor incidents becoming major disasters.