To provide participants with an awareness of the dangers associated with hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas and the appropriate measures to be taken should it be encountered.
Course goals & learning Objectives
On completion, participants will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the followings:
1. Characteristics of H2S including its physical properties; Health effects of inhaling H2S gas; Acute health hazards; Long-term health hazards.
2. All known symptoms of H2S poisoning
3. Site rules and procedures; Possible H2S sources; Exposure limits and toxicity levels.
4. H2S detecting and monitoring equipment (i.e. chemical sensing instruments and detector tubes) and potential limitations and interference associated with the use of this equipment; Proper use of different types of monitoring equipment (e.g. personal, hand held and remote monitors); Maintenance, testing and calibration of the equipment mentioned in (i) and (ii), according to the recommendations of manufacturers; Signage and product labels.
5. The operation and maintenance of breathing apparatuses most commonly in use, e.g. pressure-demand Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and supplied air breathing apparatus (SABA).
6. Pre-job planning and site rules and procedures; Response strategy; Rescue techniques; Resuscitation; Rescue and evacuation procedures.
This course is conducted in one day and the duration is eight hours.