Non Destructive Investigation – General Information
||Dependant on course
||Vojenský výzkumný ústav s.p., Field Live Chemical Agent Testing and Training Facility near Vyškov in the Czech Republic
Or at the customer location with the use of our simulants
HZS Certificate of Completion
Please note that HZS Certification is only delivered by
Hotzone Solutions group.
||Module 1 Basic Toxic Training; Physical clearance of employer to work in personal protective equipment and registered radiation worker.
||Operational units of first responders to CBRN attacks
|Regulations and Standards:
||29CFR1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
NIOSH guidance on workplace exposure limits (Interim Guidance February 2006 - CDC and US Army Airborne Exposure Limits)
NFPA 472 Standard for Professional Competence of Hazardous Materials Incidents 2008 Edition
This course aims at providing operational units of first responders to CBRN attacks with the required competence to perform NDI activities in a potentially contaminated environment. It essentially consists in sub-team training, with the main teaching activities including guided and supervised team-based practical exercises, using simulants and toxic chemicals.
By the end of the training, trainees will be able to:
- Name chemical properties of CBRN
- Identify signs and symptoms of exposure to CBRN
- Don and doff PPE in a safe manner
- Identify Health and Safety hazards and risks associated with toxic entries
- Correctly operate the different types of their standard detection instruments.
- Know the pros and cons of the different types of measuring techniques and instruments.
- Demonstrate the use of the detection instruments in the field in full PPE, e.g. marking a contaminated area, locating a source, checking a possible contaminated person.
- Determine the effects of environmental conditions like temperature, wind and humidity on the behaviour of the chemicals and the reading of the instruments.
- Translate the reading of the instrument into a health & safety hazard and take appropriate actions.
- Identify, prepare and use the relevant equipment to perform NDI in a potentially contaminated environment
- Have confidence in their ability to use their NDI equipment under realistic field conditions.
- Know the Pulsed X-Ray characteristics and radiation safety
- Identify Health and Safety hazards and risks associated with radiation emitting equipment
- Demonstrate practical skills in contamination avoidance of NDI equipment
- Setup the equipment in a potentially contaminated area
- Perform X-Ray on an IED containing CBRN
- Interpret the results
- Demonstrate practical experience in the different techniques of decontamination of their equipment depending on the surface, the agent and the decontamination materials