Air Monitoring

This 8-hour course is designed to enhance HazMat responders’ ability to interpret readings from air monitoring instruments and make on scene tactical and safety decisions.

The training is 50% hands on. Attendees will participate in lecture and case studies followed by practical sessions with air monitoring equipment. Attendees will operate instruments and interpret readings from chemical samples and make decisions based on the readings.

The course content can be tailored to your teams equipment, mission, and local target hazards. The training focuses on instrument interpretation, participants should have previous Familiarity with air monitoring basic operating principles, or work alongside an experienced responder.


  • Interpreting instruments and detection papers
  • Hazard assessment
  • Establishing control zones
  • Exposure monitoring
  • Turn-back values
  • Product characterization
  • Using cross sensitivities
  • Correction factors