Basic H2S


Basic H2S Training

Course Description :

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. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Basic H2S certificate course and completion card within 1 week.

Course Objectives :
  • At the end of the course delegates will be able to understand:

    • Hydrogen sulphide – how it is formed and where it is found
    • Other names used to describe H2S
    • Properties and characteristics of H2S
    • Parts per million (ppm) as a measurement parameter
    • Occupational exposure limits to H2S
    • Factors affecting individual susceptibility to H2S
    • Types of detector equipment
    • Types of respiratory equipment
    • Pre-use checks of personal detection devices and EBA.
Mode of Study :

Face to Face (1 Day Course)

Online (ZOOM)



Once you have completed each module, you must pass a final exam to receive full credit for the course. The final exam consists of 10 questions. It tests your knowledge of the information covered throughout the course. After three tries, participants who fail the exam are not allowed to continue with an online training format for your Outreach training.

Time to Completion

Once you enroll in the E-Learning Training course you have six months from the time you start this course to complete it in order to receive credit. After six months, your account will expire and you will be required to purchase the course again if you wish to complete it.

Course Outline :

Course Topics

  • 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