IOSH & CPD Accredited Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Training

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Who is the course for?

This Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Certificate Training course is aimed at individuals required to carry out a work task or visit an asset where the release of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is possible.

Is previous experience required?

You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.

How will the course benefit me?

This course aims to give personnel the knowledge required to understand the hazards and controls associated with working in an environment where they could potentially be exposed to H2S.

How will the course benefit my company?

By ensuring you are aware of the hazards and controls associated with H2S exposure, which will in turn reduce incidents and accidents offshore.

What standards are referenced in the course?

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005
  • Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response) Regulations 1995 (PFEER)
  • Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction) Regulations 1996
  • CoSHH 2002
  • EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the physical properties and sources of H2S, and identify the areas on an offshore installation where you would expect to encounter H2S
  • Recognise the physiological effects of exposure to varying toxicity levels of H2S
  • Recognise the responsibilities and duties of all personnel and their duties under current legislation
  • Recognise the current legal occupational exposure limits for short- and long-term exposure periods relating to H2S
  • Identify the various methods for detecting H2S
  • Identify the various personal and respiratory protection equipment required for undertaking tasks in areas where H2S may be present
  • Recognise the hazardous area classifications which may be encountered on an offshore installation and the associated control measures required
  • Identify the formal requirement for H2S contingency plans on installations

Identify the different alarms encountered offshore and the emergency and evacuation procedures that should be followed

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