Safety Training Course

Enform H2S Alive

What is H2S?

Our H2S course is designed for workers who may be exposed to hydrogen sulphide during the course of their work. People working in the oil & gas industry, wastewater/sewage, mining or farming would all benefit from this training.

The H2S course is an 8 hour training course that is offered as a group booking for companies. We may will also offer this course as an open enrollment course. Please check our Classroom Calendar for any upcoming dates. The course is a combination of theoretical information on H2S properties and hazards, gas detection, respiratory protective equipment and man down rescues.  Workers will be required to try on and operate a SCBA, participate in an activity to take an H2S Sample, and perform rescue carries.  

Each student receives a manual and you must pass a written test at the conclusion of the course. You will be issued  a permanent training certificate that is valid for three years.

MI Safety proudly serves all of Western Canada. Contact us to request group bookings for H2S Training in Devon or at your location.  

50339 Hwy 60 Devon, AB at the Leduc #1 Historic Site



Why is H2S training important?

This course is required for most oil and gas sites. Hydrogen sulphide has been a problem in industrial settings since their beginning.

At most concentrations you cannot tell the difference between H2S and Air. It is invisible, tasteless, and deadens your sense of smell. It can be found in decaying organic matter on farms, waste treatment plants, in mines, and anywhere oil or gas is processed.

Even small amounts, 0.07% (700ppm) the gas can be instantly fatal if workers do not have proper training. In 1978, there were 8 fatalities a year. Now, with better equipment, practices and training, fatalities from the gas average one every three years.

What will I learn in this safety training course?

Chapter One: H2S Overview

  • H2S properties
  • H2S Formation
  • Where H2S is found
  • H2S in History
  • H2S Statistics

Chapter Two: Atmospheric Hazard Assessment, Control and Responsibilities

  • Atmospheric Hazards
  • Hazard Assessment
  • The Hazard Control Hierarchy
  • Legislated Responsibilities

Chapter Three: Personal Protective Equipment

  • General Requirement for PPE
  • Types of Respiratory PPE
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Respiratory PPE
  • Selecting the Correct Respiratory PPE
  • Preparing for Operation of Respiratory PPE

Chapter Four: Hydrogen Sulphide Detection

  • H2S Measurements
  • Safe Working Limits
  • Detection Devices
  • Sampling

Chapter Five: H2S Emergency Response

  • Emergency Scene Management
  • First Aid for H2S Exposure
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