Ammonia Emergency Response


It is important to be prepared for the event of an on-site ammonia leak. The purpose of the Ammonia Emergency Response course is to provide participants with the practical and theoretical skills to competently manage this situation.

The course covers:
  • The components of ammonia and typical applications for use, other than as a refrigerant.
  • The hazards associated with ammonia and water; the preferred method of mixing ammonia and water
  • The identification codes of ammonia, as used by the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADGC).
  • The use of AS/NZS 817:2016 to identify the lower flammability limit.
  • The acute toxicity exposure limit (ATEL) for personnel working with ammonia.
  • How to select and correctly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • The industry-approved methods of controlling a vapour refrigerant leak using water fog spray to reduce environmental impact.
  • The industry-approved methods of controlling a liquid refrigerant leak (using a "Butterfly Tube") to reduce environmental impact.
  • Selection and use of a "re-condensing set" to control a liquid and vapour leak from a simulated refrigerant valve manifold.

Topic highlights


Ammonia vapour and cloud dispersal

Hazchem signage and labelling

Legislative framework

Emergency planning

Breathing apparatus, chemical suits and confined spaces

SDS/MSDS for ammonia

First aid and injuries

An example of a detailed emergency plan template, plus discussion session


General course information


Delivery method:
Face-to-face or in-house


8-hours (full-day)


Maximum of 12 people per course

Competency in this course is only achieved by successfully passing an in-class, theory-based exam. Certification is industry-based and provided by AIRAH. Students will be issued a certificate and statement of results.

Course candidates

Designed for


AIRAH members $700

Non-member price

Non-members $900

Course pricing includes GST


Registrations are now open and spaces are limited. Please click one of the below links to sign up for an Ammonia Emergency Response training course, or download the registration form and return it to AIRAH via email.


Locations and dates

Thursday, May 13
  Thursday, August 19
Oxford Cold Storage, Laverton
This course has sold out. Please email to go on the waiting list.

 Oxford Cold Storage, Laverton


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In-house availability


Please call AIRAH on (03) 8623 3000 or email training@airah.org.au for more information. If you would like to request a date for this course in your city/town, click here.