H2S Awareness

Average length of time to complete course: 90 minutes

Certification: Valid for three years.



This H2S Awareness online training course provides the participant with the information required to properly recognize, assess and control hazards associated with H2S gas. Participants will be introduced to the properties of H2S gas, the health hazards associated with exposure, detection and monitoring methods, and acceptable exposure limits.

Participants will learn about personal breathing apparatus, contingency planning and rescue methods used to assist victims of overexposure. Participants will learn to protect themselves first before they can help others. It is important that every oil and gas industry worker understand basic first aid measures including rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The course reviews how and when to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Supplied Air Breathing Apparatus (SABA).

This course has been designed as an awareness course only. It is not intended to be used as the only source of H2S information for workers that will be or are likely to come into contact with H2S.

*Note: Participants are advised to speak to their employer if they have any question as to what level of H2S training they may require and if the H2S Awareness program will be sufficient for their purposes. Workers that are likely to come into contact with H2S in the Oil and Gas industry need to take the full H2S Alive course.

Course Modules

Hydrogen Sulphide: It’s a Killer Gas

  • Introduction to H2S
  • Properties of H2S
  • H2S Health Hazards

Hazard Detection & Exposure Limits: How much is too much?

  • Hazard Detection
  • How H2S is measured?
  • Worker Exposure Limits & Corresponding Health Effects
  • Signs & Symptoms of Acute Toxicity
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Toxicity

Hydrogen Sulphide in the Oil & Gas Industry

  • Locations of H2S (some examples)
  • Perfect Conditions for a H2S Release
  • Locations of H2S Leaks (some examples)
  • Activities that Contribute to a Release
  • Common Leak Locations

Personal Protective Measures

  • Personal Protective Equipment

Contingency Plans & Rescue Response including First Aid

  • Contingency Plans & Emergency Response
  • Emergency Response Strategy
  • Unresponsive Worker Rescue Techniques
  • Rescue Breathing
  • CPR
  • Requesting Emergency Medical Services

Safe Job Procedures

  • Safe Job Procedures
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Workers Responsibilities
  • Worksite Awareness

To order your online H2S Awareness Course today, click here.

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