Duration: 1 Day
Cost: $279 + HST

This course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The primary focus is to help people work safely in and around H2S environments. The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself, and basic rescue techniques.

Each participant is required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus and perform rescue lift and drag exercises. Minimum age required to attend: 16

Completion Requirements:

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 70% min. passing grade


Each participant will receive a certificate for this course valid for three years upon successful completion.

Course Content:

  • H2S Properties, Health Hazards and Locations
  • Hazard Assesment and Control
  • Reparatory Protective Equipment
  • Detection of H2S
  • Initial Response Strategy

Take-Home Materials:

Manual, Certification card

Standard First Aid bolt-on (Blended learning):

The first aid component is no longer a module within the H2S Alive program, however it is expected that workers involved with projects where H2S is present be trained in Standard First Aid through a recognized agency, such as the Red Cross. To work in the oil fields, most companies require Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid which is a 16 hour course. It is usually conducted over 2 full days.

IRESCUE TRAINING offers a Red Cross BLENDED Standard First Aid bolt-on option for our H2S Alive students whereby you complete an online portion of your first aid training at home, at your own pace. Then, you join us for a full weekend of training at a location with convenient accommodations; H2S training on the Saturday, then a practical day of Red Cross training on the Sunday.

You complete the weekend with two certifications! Both certifications are valid for 3 years, so when it comes time to re-take your H2S Alive training, you can recertify your first aid at the same time.

Register for select H2S Alive courses marked with a [+] and select the Blended Standard First Aid option in the booking process. Please allow yourself enough lead time to complete the online portion of the training at home prior to attending the in-class session!

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