Basic H2S Training

Course Information

This four-hour Basic H2S Training course is Safe Zone-approved and aimed at all personnel who risk exposure to hydrogen sulphide contamination at work. The fire training covers the detection and measurement of the flammable gas, plus the correct emergency response to an H2S leak. Basic H2S Training certification should be revalidated every three years.

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

People working in an environment that could become contaminated by H2S gas and HSE members

Max Student Instructor Ratio:

Unlimited Candidates: 1 Instructor

Course Duration:

Initial Training: 4 hours




Knowledge and skills assessment

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Student Materials Includes:

• Essential Skills and Reference Guide
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course.


• Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills
• There is also asummative assessment of knowledge and skills at the end of this course

Content and Materials

Course Content:
  • Actions to be taken in the event of an alarm
  • Common definitions: PPM, WEL
  • How H2S is detected and the use of onsite and personnel detection equipment
  • H2S gas, it’s common name where it can be ordinarily found
  • Measurement and the WEL of H2S
  • Physical properties and characteristics of H2S
  • Physiological effects of exposure to H2S
  • Role of the emergency response teams in an H2S emergency
  • Types of respiratory equipment available including escape breathing apparatus and self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Importance of a correct facemask fit