H2S Alive Course ENFORM
The Western Institute of Emergency Education is an Authorized Training Partner with Energy Safety Canada
Working in and around hydrogen sulphide (H2S) environments puts you at risk for medical emergencies. By taking the H2S Alive course, you will learn to protect yourself and those you work with from the chemical compound. You will also receive the training you need to respond correctly in an emergency situation.
H2S Alive is ideal for anyone working in the petroleum industry in Canada, as well as related industries where there is any chance of H2S exposure. In fact, many jobs require workers to have H2S Alive certification before they can enter the industrial site.
Course Length: 8 hours
What You Will Learn
In H2S Alive, you will learn all about the properties, health hazards, and locations of H2S, as well as risk assessment, control, and detection of H2S. Finally, you will learn first response strategy, such as breathing and other rescue techniques, including the use of respiratory protective equipment.
To complement your learning, you will look at case studies that demonstrate how H2S can lead to emergencies and the right way to react.
In addition to theory, you will participate in practical training, which covers the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), gas detection and monitoring, and putting the rescue techniques you learn into practice. You can also receive training in supplied air breathing apparatus, if this is applicable to your needs.
H2S Alive Certification
Successful completion of the course will earn you a certification in H2S alive. To pass, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of practical skills and score at least 70 percent on a written exam. The certificate of completion you will receive is valid for three years and recognized across Canada.
Who Can Participate?
To participate in H2S Alive training, you must be able to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus, carry out rescue activities, and perform drag activities. During the course, you must be physically fit enough to lift and move another person with the support of a second rescuer, which may include moving the trainee through, up, and down a confined space. You must also be able to hoist the trainee up using a rope mechanical advantage system, which takes a third to a quarter of the person’s weight.
For the above reasons, this course may be unsuitable for people with pre-existing conditions related to the back, joints, and soft tissue.
For more information on the H2S Alive course offered at The Western Institute of Emergency Education, please contact us.