Ammonia Emergency Response

Ammonia Emergency Response

It is important to be prepared for the event of an on-site ammonia leak. This one-day course provides participants with the practical and theoretical skills to competently manage this situation.

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About this course

This one-day course is offered as a face-to-face or in-house session.

 Ammonia Emergency Response covers:
The components of ammonia and typical applications for use, other then 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.

  • Ammonia
  • Legislative framework
  • SDS/MSDS for ammonia
  • Ammonia vapour and cloud dispersal
  • Emergency planning
  • First aid and injuries
  • Hazchem signage and labelling
  • Breathing apparatus, chemical suits, and confined spaces
  • An example of a detailed emergency plan template, plus discussion session
This course is designed for...
  • Plant managers
  • Plant operators
  • Maintenance contractors
  • Refrigeration mechanics

Ammonia Emergency Response is designed for...


online delivery
Delivery method
face-to-face or in-house

online delivery
Course length
8 hours (full-day)

Enrolment in the Ammonia Emergency Response course is capped at 12 people.


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

Why enrol?

Refrigeration plant operators and anyone working around the plant should be aware of the potential hazards of ammonia – a toxic gas – and the appropriate courses of action to be taken in an emergency.

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AIRAH face-to-face training AIRAH offers face-to-face training opportunities to assist with your professional development in the HVAC&R building services industry.

Friday, August 19
Melbourne, Vic – 9am–5pm

AIRAH in-house training Would you like to bring this training to your place of work for an in-house session? Please email [email protected] to discuss availability.

Course fees
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Pricing includes GST.
Please note: Minimum numbers are required for this course to go ahead.
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Please email AIRAH at [email protected] for more information.