OPITO Basic H2S Training (9014)


The OPITO Basic H2S Training course provides the participant with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes to identify, act and conduct themselves in line with Industry recognised good practice in the event of an H2S hazard or emergency. 
Course topics and activities include:

  • What H2S gas is, where you would find it, how its formed 
  • Other names used to describe H2S gas 
  • Properties and characteristics of H2S gas 
  • Parts per million (ppm) as a measurement parameter 
  • Occupational exposure limits and toxicity levels of H2S gas 
  • Factors that affect exposure to H2S gas 
  • Different ways of measuring and detecting H2S gas 
  • Acute and chronic effects H2S gas has on an individual 
  • The role of the emergency response team in the event of an H2S emergency 
  • What actions are to be taken in the event of an H2S alarm activation 
  • The various types of portable gas detection devices and when they would be used 
  • How to conduct a pre-use check and how to operate the portable gas detection equipment 
  • Understand the various gas detection devices limitations 
  • The different types of breathing apparatus and what operations they are used for 
  • How to conduct a pre-use check and how to operate the breathing apparatus 
  • Understand the various breathing apparatus’ limitations 
  • How to connect and disconnect to/from a breathing air cascade system 

On completion of this course the candidate will be able to identify the properties and sources of H2S and Sulphur Dioxide as well as learn how to manage the risk of exposure; they will be able to operate a personal H2S monitor in accordance with the procedures; they will be able to inspect, store, don, and use the breathing apparatus supplied for training purposes, in accordance with the procedures; They will be able to identify their emergency procedures according to a management plan during an H2S emergency. 

This course is designed to meet the classroom-based training requirements as approved by OPITO. 
Delivery consists of classroom theory and practical exercises. This allows the candidate to prove their knowledge and competence in a safe environment. 
Competency is assessed on knowledge and skills based on classroom material and practical exercises. Candidates are required to complete a 30 minute written exam on completion of the training. 
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. 
Special Needs
We will accommodate candidates with special needs. Any candidates with special needs must make us aware at the earliest opportunity. 
Our instructors are experienced in working in environments where H2S is present, and they are all trained and qualified instructors and assessors, so as to ensure that you receive the very best training possible.