H2S Alive Certification in Red Deer
WheelsOn training facility provides H2S Alive courses for Red Deer and the surrounding area.
This course is essential for anyone working in the Oil & Gas industry. Therefore, you should know how to act when facing this deadly gas. Remember: your life depends on the information provided by our instructors.
Because of the risks of H2S exposure to workers in the petroleum industry, most workers must successfully complete a H2S course before working in the field. Most companies will only accept Energy Safety Canada’s H2S Alive® course.
As the industry standard in Canada and recognized around the world, students will learn how to work safely in and around hydrogen sulfide (H2S) environments and receive a 3-year certificate. This course covers the following topics:
- H2S properties, Health Hazards and Locations – Including worker exposure limits
- Hazard Assessment and Control – Including H2S case studies
- Respiratory Protective Equipment – Including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
- Detection of H2S – Gas detection demonstrations with various detection devices
- Initial Response Strategy – 7 steps; including 4 rescue techniques and case studies
Hydrogen Sulfide at the Work Site
As previously mentioned, hydrogen sulfide gas can be found in natural gas and crude oil. Its presence makes it a regular fixture in the lives of all petroleum industry workers. Government regulations control the maximum exposure to which workers can be exposed. These limits vary by province and can be located in the Occupational Health and Safety regulations for the individual provinces.
Aside from the health risks posed to workers by inhalation, H2S is also extremely flammable. Given that H2S is commonly mixed with other hydrocarbons (i.e. crude oil and natural gas), exposure to highly flammable gas mixtures presents another hazard while working.
- Participants must be able to put on a mask and breathe under air
- Participants must be able to participate in rescue drag techniques
- Basic literacy and understanding in the language the course is being taught
Breathing under air:
Taking a breath under air is mandatory for students.
Students must have a basic understanding in the language the safety critical course is being taught. We recommend you contact us if you have specific clients you would like guidance on.
Each employee is required to:
- Operate a self contained breathing apparatus
- Operate a detector tube device
- Perform rescue breathing
- Perform rescue techniques