CBRN / HazMat Training Blog

CBRNe Convergence 2018: what to see and do

Written by Steven Pike on 10 October 2018

Argon Electronics will be among the global CBRNe and HazMat professionals at the eleventh annual CBRNe Convergence which takes place in Orlando, Florida, from November 6th to 8th, 2018.

This year's event brings together leading world experts in the fields of WMD, chemical attacks, biological weapons and HazMat - with the programme of activities tying together on the theme of the merging of military and civilian response to CBRNe and IED threats.


The importance of managing risk, training and training exercises

Written by Steven Pike on 09 December 2016

Thankfully, serious industrial or technological accidents are comparatively rare, with the number of major reported incidents in Europe decreasing steadily from 48 in 2010 to just 3 in 2015.

This trend, however, doesn’t mean that industrial and technological companies can become complacent when it comes to training and preparing for a potential emergency incident – far from it.  By definition, when a major incident does occur, it will almost inevitably have devastating and long-lasting social, economic and environmental consequences. 


Crossing the channel: Argon attend SIM OPS Conference in France

Written by Steven Pike on 16 April 2014


Last month we were delighted to attend the first SIM OPS (le forum de la simulation operationnelle) conference and exhibition at EDS (écoles militaries de Saumur) in the Loire Valley, France. Exhibiting with our French representatives, APVL ingenerie, who did a great job in making the arrangements, we were hosted on site by CDNBC (centre de défense nucléaire biologique et chimique).


Thinking the unthinkable - How to respond to a CBRN attack

Written by Steven Pike on 22 October 2013

How do you train your response teams to tackle a CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) attack on London without endangering public safety or causing a panic?  Moreover, how do you create a realistic scenario where the trainees don’t know what to expect, reflecting the truth that responders don’t always know what they’re looking for in a real life situation?


Delhi detectives set to combat CBRN threat

Written by Steven Pike on 05 August 2013

Police not only combat criminals on Delhi’s streets. They are now being trained to deal with threats to security from Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) agents.


The UK and Japan sign defence equipment and security agreement

Written by Steven Pike on 19 July 2013

We were delighted to hear about the recent defence agreement signed between the UK and Japan that will safeguard a framework of collaboration for research, development and production of defence equipment. The agreement, the first of its kind internationally, will focus on defence, including the CBRN defence industry, and will bring together expertise, skills and knowledge within the defence industries.


Fake bomb detectors highlight global safety concerns

Written by Steven Pike on 17 May 2013

The global military market spent more than $1.6 trillion during 2012.  For the most part such spending is carefully regulated and purchases are stringently vetted to ensure compliance with vital safety legislation.  However, we were horrified to hear the recent news about the ‘golf ball detectors’ that have been sold around the world as fully operative bomb detectors.  What made this story even more worrying was the news that these had been sold to countries such as Iraq, Thailand and Romania to name just a few.