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Chemline is Europe’s only specialist post-incident advisory service for hazardous materials (Hazmat) emergency teams.
Based in the Respirex Testing Laboratory, a UKAS accredited permeation testing laboratory, Chemline can call on over 10 years of experience of the ways in which various chemicals affect different protective fabrics.
This truly independent subscription based service was set up in 1997, at the behest of CACFOA, to advise whether chemical protective clothing (CPC) can safely be re-used following a chemical incident. Since then, the majority of public UK brigades have taken out membership and benefit from a wide range of services including:
In addition, Chemline has input into the prestigious Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection course at the Fire Service College and also attends a number of local training events held at brigade level.
In today’s ever more safety conscious society, Chemline gives employers the assurance, and employees the peace of mind, that their protective clothing is indeed chemically fit for use.
For further deatils on the range of services Chemline provides, click here.
CACFOA has agreed an arrangement with Chemline that enables a Duty HAZMAT Officer from each member Fire Service throughout the United Kingdom to access advice from the laboratory. This arrangement runs annually and will be renewed each year. The following paragraphs outline the services offered and how to use them.
Chemline is a non-emergency post-incident service and is available during normal office hours; Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. At other times, or when there is nobody immediately available to take your call, a message can be left on the answerphone. Messages will be dealt with as soon as possible. Should urgent advice be needed over weekends or public holidays, contact can be made via the mobile number, which will be monitored regularly for messages.
Your point of contact for Chemline is Dr. Julien Hollingshurst.
To report an incident, please use the Chemline incident submission form
Our office hours are between 9am and 5pm GMT/BST.
Fill in our enquiry form and we will get back to you ASAP.