This course shows workers how to work safely in and around hydrogen sulphide (H2S) environments.
H2S is a naturally occurring gas. It is often referred to as sour gas, acid gas, stink damp or sulphurated hydrogen. H2S is colourless, heavier than air in its pure state, and extremely toxic. It can also deaden your sense of smell. In low concentrations, it has a rotten egg smell and causes eye and throat irritation. At higher concentrations, it can cause death.
For these reasons, training in how to protect yourself is crucial in any industry where H2S might be encountered. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to help them identify and detect H2S, mitigate the hazards of working in an H2S environment, and respond to an incident involving an H2S release. It includes both theory and practical application exercises.
Upon successful completion of the course and examination with a minimum score of 70%, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that is valid for three years.
Hydrogen sulphide, or H2S, is a deadly poisonous gas that occurs naturally in high quantities in oil and gas products. Exposure to H2S can result in immediate death or permanent injury, and must be prevented or controlled to minimize harm to the worker. H2S Alive™ is the definitive hydrogen sulphide safety ticket in Alberta, and satisfies H2S safety training needs of all major industries.
Course topics include the following:
- H2S properties
- Health hazards and locations
- Hazard assessment and control
- Respiratory protective equipment
- Detection of H2S
- Initial response strategy
- Participants must be able to put on a mask and breathe under air
- Participants must be able to participate in rescue drag techniques
- Basic literacy and understanding in the language the course is being taught is required
- Students must be on time and present for all course content instruction.
- Course duration: 8 Hours (may continue beyond 4:30 pm)
- Lunch breaks and coffee breaks are provided – Please bring a lunch
Prerequisites and PPE
You don’t need to complete any other courses or have any prior experience to enroll in this course. You must be able to put on a mask and breathe under air, and be able to participate in rescue drag techniques.
You don’t need to bring along any personal protective equipment (PPE).
Note: All courses require you to have government-issued photo ID.