Training Description 

he training course aims to provide knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond appropriately to a H2S release as well as recognition of an emergency and provide the knowledge for the proper use of emergency equipment and procedures to enhance survival whenever a gas release is in place.

H2S is one of the most deadly occupational hazards affecting operations in the oil and gas industries. This training covers the characteristics of hydrogen sulphide gas and the potential physiological effects of exposure as well as the use of H2S detection equipment and escape breathing apparatus.

Training Objectives

Each attendee who will complete this training will gain the following outcomes:-

  • Apply good working knowledge on breathing apparatus and H2S.
  • Identify the properties and sources of H2S and Sulphur Dioxide as well as learn how to
  • Manage the risk of exposure.
  • Able to operate a personal H2S monitor in accordance with the procedures;
  • Inspect, store and use the breathing apparatus supplied for training purposes in accordance with the procedures.
  • Identify their emergency procedures according to a management plan during an H2S emergency.

 Who should attend?

This course is intended for all personnel who are in the normal course of their duties may be exposed to hazard hydrogen sulfide Gas (H2S).

Training Duration: 1 (One) days/ (6 hours/day)

Training Program

The following program is planned for this training. However, the instructor(s) may modify this program before or during the training for technical reasons with no prior notice to the delegates. Nevertheless, the training objectives will always be met:

DAY 1       

08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome & Introduction
09:30 – 10:15 ·         Introduction·         What H2S gas is, where you would find it, how its formed

·         Other names used to describe H2S gas

·         Properties and characteristics of H2S gas

10:15 – 10:45 ·         Parts per million (ppm) as a measurement parameter·         Occupational exposure limits and toxicity levels of H2S gas

·         Factors that affect exposure to H2S gas

10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:50 ·         Different ways of measuring and detecting H2S gas·         Acute and chronic effects H2S gas has on an individual

·         The role of the emergency response team in the event of an H2S emergency

11:50 – 12:40 ·         What actions are to be taken in the event of an H2S alarm activation·         The various types of portable gas detection devices and when they would be used

·         How to conduct a pre-use check and how to operate the portable gas detection equipment

12:40 – 01:30 ·         Understand the various gas detection devices limitations·         The different types of breathing apparatus and what operations they are used for

·         How to conduct a pre-use check and how to operate the breathing apparatus

01:30 – 02:10 Lunch
02:10 – 03:30 ·         Understand the various breathing apparatus’ limitations·         How to connect and disconnect to/from a breathing air cascade system

·         Handling of Breathing Apparatus (Theory/Practice)

03:30 – 03:45 Training Summary
03:45 – 04:00 Giving of Certificate of Training of Completion
04:00 End of the Course

Material given during the training:  [DVD’s and Case Studies will be used during this course to illustrate examples of good and bad change implementation processes].

Before the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete a Pre-Course Assessment Form to determine their current level and objectives for attending the course. The content of such Form will be used by the trainer only to give tailored training that is focused on each group of delegates.

At the end of the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete an Individual Development Plan and Vocational Completion Certificate