Sampling and Sample Collection Fundamentals



By the end of this 1-day course, which incorporates a mixture of presentation, case studies, practical and
Table-top exercises, participants will be able to:
  • Develop a sampling strategy to ensure that samples are collected in a way that ensures the safety of the
  • sampler and analyst
  • Demonstrate how the sample is representative, correctly handled and stored
  • Describe where to sample, how much to collect and how many samples to take
  • Apply techniques to avoid incorrect sampling that can result in significant problems with subsequent analysis
  • Have a forensic awareness when sampling so as to obtain samples of evidential quality

Who the course is for

This course is aimed at Fire Officers, operators of DIM analysis equipment, and other Emergency Service
personnel who are required to attend incidents involving sampling of hazardous chemicals during
operational incidents. The course is particularly useful as a refresher to those who have already undergone
HAZCHEM training.

Course Contents

  • Chemical properties
  • What is a good sampling strategy
  • Sampling methodology i.e. location, labelling, documentation, PPE
  • Where to take samples from
  • How many samples to take
  • What sampling equipment to use
  • Sampling of gases, liquids and solids
  • Sampling using DIM equipment
  • How to store samples appropriately
Start Date End date City Info
Coming soon