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Process & Fire Incidents

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A photo negative of a fire plumeThis two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

Drawing on the wealth of investigation experience within HSL to provide detailed histories of incidents, key outcomes of the investigations and examples of how investigation and follow up research has led to improvements in safety.

There will be significant practical demonstration content in the course where you will witness live experiments.

What will the course cover?

  • Chemical reaction hazards and incidents
  • Fire & explosion incidents - history & principles
  • Risk reduction strategies
  • A practical demonstration programme

Who should attend?

Senior managers, safety professionals, health and safety managers, insurers, trade union representatives.


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


The cost of the course is £1,250 per person (includes course notes, refreshments and a course dinner).



Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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