H2s Hydrogen Sulphide Training

Hydrogen Sulphide is a highly toxic gas, recognisable by its smell of rotten eggs. It is a common hazard in the gas and oil industry, and may also be found in water treatment plants. The highest risk tends to be found in sewer pipes and other confined spaces, where concentration can grow to very high levels.

Concentration levels that are too high can lead to dangerous exposure levels, eventually leading to unconsciousness and even death. There is also some concern over continued exposure to lower levels of this gas. Correct training ensures that all employees that are likely to be exposed to the noxious gas can do so safely. It teaches the identification of the gas, the safe use of proper equipment, and what can be done if a person has been exposed to high levels.

REAX Ltd has a specialist simulation centre in Blackpool, Lancashire. From here, we offer a range of confined space and other safety courses, including Hydrogen Sulphide awareness training. We are fully certified and accredited, and all our instructors are highly qualified and experienced in offering training. We offer both practical and theoretical training to meet the standards of Hydrogen Sulphide training required.

What Will Participants Learn?

  • How to identify Hydrogen Sulphide
  • How to manage H2S
  • Determine how weather conditions affect hazard limits
  • Learn acceptable and dangerous exposure limits
  • Determine appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Use breathing apparatus safely

Initially, participants will be taught to identify hydrogen sulphide gas. They will be taught to identify areas where build up is a potential hazard, how to use monitoring equipment to identify and continue to monitor gas levels. Where exposure is a risk, monitoring enables individuals to ensure that they continue to operate in safe levels, and are aware whether they need to change their safety practices.

They will be taught safe and unsafe concentration levels, and will learn the potential symptoms, side effects, and negative effects of exposure to the gas. All participants will also learn H2S signage to help identify existing high-risk areas.

Finally, those taking the awareness course will also learn how to use breathing apparatus escape sets, enabling them to safely leave an area where concentration levels have become too high.

Who Needs The Course?

  • Course duration – 0.5 day
  • Recertification period – 12 months

Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) is a common hazard in the gas and oil industries. It can also be found in water treatment plants that might build up in manholes and sewers.

Anybody that works in these environments or might be expected to work in them during a working day, should be given appropriate training. As with all safety training courses, participants will learn how to identify hazards, the danger of those hazards, and what action can be taken to ensure their own safety and the safety of others around them.

The course duration is half a day and is made up of both practical and written work. The qualification will need to be renewed every year, to ensure that all participants have the latest knowledge and tools available to them.

Participant Requirements

  • No qualifications or experience needed
  • The course requires some physical exertion
  • Candidates must not suffer from claustrophobic issues
  • Candidates must be willing to sign a medical form prior to the start of the course

There are no prerequisites to take this course, anyone can take Hydrogen Sulphide training. However, all participants are required to sign a statement of medical fitness before training commences, and a reasonable level of fitness will be assumed. As with any confined space training, this course is not recommended for those that suffer from claustrophobia.

HS2 Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness Training From REAX Ltd

REAX Ltd is a specialist provider of health and safety training courses. We offer a wide range of confined space and hazard awareness courses, including H2S awareness courses. Our Blackpool based simulation centre is used for both theoretical and practical training. We are fully accredited and all of our instructors are highly qualified and experienced. Call us on 01253 767775 with questions about our courses, or browse all of the courses that we offer, on our website, and book today.

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