Basic H2S Training
The aims and objectives of the training are to ensure that the delegate gains the required knowledge and understanding of the specific hazards and properties of H²S, and appropriate emergency response actions to take should a H²S related incident arise.
The course includes theoretical input, demonstrations and practical exercises coupled with a written assessment for delegates to demonstrate an acceptable level of competence.
The syllabus focuses on:
- Actions to be taken in the event of an alarm
- Common definitions: PPM, WEL
- How H2S is detected and the use of onsite and personal detection equipment
- H2S gas, its common name where it can be ordinarily found
- Measurement and the WEL of H2S
- Physical properties and characteristics of H2S
- Physiological effects of exposure to H2S
- Role of emergency response teams in an H2S emergency
- Types of respiratory equipment available including escape breathing apparatus, self-contained breathing apparatus and cascade system
- Importance of a correct facemask fit
There are no prerequisites required for Basic H²S Training.
Personnel who are, or could be, working in an environment that could become contaminated by H²S gas.