Energy Safety Canada H2S Alive
Safety Training Course

Enform H2S Alive

What is Energy Safety Canada H2S Alive?

MI Safety proudly serves all of Western Canada, including Alberta and Fort McMurray; however, 95% of our Energy Safety Canada H2S Alive training course is the standard for H2S training in the Oil and Gas Industry. It is designed for workers who may be exposed to hydrogen sulphide.

The Energy Safety Canada H2S Alive course is an 8 hour training course that is offered each week.  We can also travel to your site and perform training for a group.  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 4 rescue carries.  

Each student receives a manual and you must pass a written test at the conclusion of the course.

The certification is valid for three years, and you are issued a permanent certificate at the end of the training course.

Contact us to request group bookings for On-Site Energy Safety Canada H2S Alive Training Course in Devon & surrounding areas.

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



Why is H2S Alive 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 properties
  • STEL (Short Term Exposure Limits) and TWA (Time Weighted Averages)
  • H2S health hazards
  • fatalities and incidents
  • the seven step initial response strategy
  • evacuate, alarm, assess, protection, rescue, revive, and medical aid

Chapter Two

  • positive pressure breathing apparatus
  • IDLH (Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health)
  • the parts to a SCBA and SABA
  • donning and inspection of breathing apparatus

Chapter Three

  • gas detection
  • parts of an electronic gas monitor
  • how 4 head gas monitors work
  • personal monitors versus portable monitors and fixed gas detection
  • bump and function tests and calibration

Chapter Four

  • rescue considerations
  • rescue carries
  • first aid for H2S

The Energy Safety Canada H2S Alive course has been around for over 35 years. Beyond the Canadian Oil Patch, it has been adopted throughout the USA. It is the most in-depth training available on the topic anywhere in the world.

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