HZS Training - Command Courses

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Our Collective Level courses can be focused on specific/tailored to role requirements up to and including work with live chemical agents, biological and radioactive materials.

Command Level

Description: This advanced level training is appropriate for command level responders with the responsibility of directing response efforts at a natural disaster or deliberate CBRNE incident.

Duration: Minimum 40 hours

Content:

  • CBRNE agent overview
  • Personal protection equipment overview
  • Chemical agents of opportunity for terrorism
  • Incident Command Systems (ICS)
  • Pre-Incident plans and procedures
  • Incident management software programs
  • Stand-by/recall of emergency response personnel
  • Expedient chemical/biological release mitigation methods
  • Procedures for prolonged SCBA/PPE operations
  • Manpower rehabilitation and replacement logistics for sustained operations
  • Stress management for emergency personnel
  • Mass decontamination
  • An overview of human behaviour during a CBRN crisis
  • Use of aviation assets/airspace management
  • Stockpile and distribution plans
  • Security of critical facilities
  • Medical emergency operations plans
  • Multiple agency communication
  • Criminal investigation of deliberate CBRNE events
  • Long-term response and recovery
  • Environmental concerns
  • Emerging/next generation response technologies case studies

Prerequisites: Employed as or likely to be employed as an incident commander, medical clearance from employer to work in personal protective equipment, CBRN General Awareness Training (40 hours)

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: HZSTC, or as agreed with customer

Instructors: 2

Participants: Maximum 20

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Description: A command level course for supervisors at border crossings, airports, shipping ports for CBRN related devices, containers and luggage.

Duration: 40 hours

Content:

  • The properties and effects of CWA, TIMs, biological and radiological agents
  • Categories of CBRNE devices (CBRN IED’s, CBRN DD’s and CBRN SD’s)
  • The handling of dangerous materials
  • The different classes of CBRNE materials and identify differences in their properties
  • Recognition of the first effects of exposure to CBRNE materials through physical signs and symptoms
  • The typical behaviour of people who may be carrying CBRNE material or potential CBRNE devices
  • The basis of detection and screening of CBRNE materials and the identification using both fixed and portable detection and screening systems
  • Self-protection and the protection of those in the immediate vicinity of a CBRNE device
  • The basis of personal protective equipment, decontamination, and individual protection procedures (IPE, donning/doffing, avoidance on contamination)
  • Theory of decontamination and application of selected decontamination procedures (e.g. immediate decontamination of personnel)
  • Definition and marking of an initial hazardous CBR area
  • CBR hazard area, pre and post blast
  • CBR detection employing available equipment as user, pre and post blast
  • National and international rules and regulations

Prerequisites: CBRN General Awareness Training (40 hours)

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: HZSTC / or as agreed with customer

Instructors: 2

Participants: Maximum 20

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Description: This advanced level training is appropriate for command level responders. The scope of this course covers CBRNE threats for special events. Event types include festivals, concerts, carnivals, block parties, sporting events, marathons and protests

Duration: Minimum 40 hours

Content:

  • CBRNE threat analysis
  • Planning and research for events
  • Developing maintenance of traffic plans
  • Special event liability
  • Conducting an event threat and vulnerability analysis
  • Public safety
  • Neighbourhood/community support
  • Event staffing levels
  • Protestor issues
  • Incident command system
  • Entry screening

Prerequisites: CBRN General Awareness Training (40 hours)

Delivery: Classroom only

Course Location: HZSTC / or as agreed with customer

Instructors: 2

Participants: Classroom capacity

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Description: This course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct a threat analysis and to assess the vulnerability of their organisation, enabling security and emergency managers to better understand the current readiness posture of their organisation.

Duration: 40 hours

Content:

Threat analysis:

  • Possible attack threat scenarios (identify, categorise, and prioritise)
  • Essential functions critical to business continuity and eventual recovery
  • Organisation’s internal and external environments
  • Operational factors that could possibility lead to a terrorist attack Vulnerability:
  • Areas of vulnerability
  • Evaluation of vulnerabilities against potential attack threat scenarios
  • Effectiveness of counter-measures
  • Additional control measures

Prerequisites: CBRN General Awareness Training (40 hours); corporate security professionals, state/local/military first responders

Delivery: Classroom only

Course Location: HZSTC / or as agreed with customer

Instructors: 2

Participants: Classroom capacity

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Description: This course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to analyse the risks at a hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction incident; and to plan and implement safety procedures of responders during hot and warm zone operations. The course is based on the competencies for HAZMAT Safety Officers as outlined in NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents and provides Safety Officers with the core competencies of Safety Officers as defined in Chapter 11 of NFPA 472.

Duration: 40 hours

Content:

  • Analyse a CBRNE incident
  • Determine the complexity of the scene for safety
  • Evaluate hazard and response information

Plan a safe response within the capabilities of:

  • available response personnel
  • personal protective equipment, and
  • control equipment
  • Implement a safe response
  • Assess an incident action plan, emergency response plan, and/or standard operating procedures
  • Evaluate the progress of the planned response
  • Terminating an incident response

Prerequisites: CBRN General Awareness Training (40 hours), incident safety officers, on-scene incident commanders, medical clearance from employer to work in personal protective equipment

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: HZSTC / or as agreed with customer

Instructors: 2

Participants: 20

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

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