This one-day course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The primary focus is to provide generic H2S course content to help workers work safely in and around H2S environments. The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself and basic rescue techniques. Each student is required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus and a detector tube device, and to perform CPR and rescue lift and drag exercises.
Course topics and activities include:
• H2S properties and Seven Step Initial Response Strategy
• Respiratory Protective Equipment
• Detection of H2S
• Rescue Techniques and Rescue Breathing
• Case Studies
• Gas Detection and Respiratory Protective Equipment Overview
• Practical sessions with portable gas detection devices
• Practical sessions with BA, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Practical sessions with supplied air
breathing apparatus (SABA) can be arranged at customer request.
• Practical sessions with CPR and Rescue Breathing
• Practical sessions with rescue drags and carries
• Written examination
On completion of this course the candidate will be able to identify the properties, sources and hazards of H2S and, given a case study, apply the seven-step Initial Response Strategy. Candidates will also be able to identify the major components of self contained and supplied air breathing apparatus and be able to put on an SCBA. The candidate will also be given familiarity with a hand-held detector tube device and know the limitations of its use. In addition candidates will also be able to correctly perform rescue drags and carries, and CPR using a mannequin.1
Delivery consists of classroom theory and practical exercises. It is imperative that candidates are on time as lack of punctuality could cause them to miss essential parts of the training. Candidates who are absent for parts of the program will not be issued a certificate until they have completed the entire course. A written examination is undertaken based on the classroom material and the practical exercises carried out. Temporary certificates are issued upon successful completion of the course and examination. Permanent certificates are issued by Enform upon receipt of the examinations and course evaluations. The certificate is valid for a period of three years.
Emergency response training contains physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such training must be medically fit and capable of participating fully. Therefore, prior to attendance, candidates must be in possession of a valid offshore medical certificate, or an in-date employer medical certificate. In addition we will accommodate candidates with special needs. Any candidates with special needs must make Sabre Safety aware at the earliest opportunity
Our Instructors has been certified by Enform to conduct the H2S Alive course and have firsthand experience of H2S wells both off and onshore, in addition to many years training experience.
Sabre House, Howe Moss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, AB21 0GL
1 Please note the CPR exercise is a introduction to CPR and the H2S Alive certificate achieved on course completion does not certify candidates to perform CPR
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