Length of Course: 8 hours
- Energy Safety Canada (Formerly Enform)
- Valid 3 years
- Recognized World Wide
- Complies with Industry and Workplace Health and Safety Standards
- H2S properties
- Health hazards and locations
- Hazard assessment and control
- Respiratory protective equipment
- Detection of H2S
- Initial response strategy
This course shows workers how to work safely in and around hydrogen sulfide (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
Mandatory Practical Course Requirements: • Participants must be able to put on a mask and breathe under air • Participants must be able to participate in rescue drag technique
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.