OPITO Basic Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Training

The target group is personnel that are, or could be, working in an environment that could become contaminated by H2S gas.
The training covers the personal emergency response, characteristics of hydrogen sulphide gas and the potential physiological effects of exposure as well as the use of H2S detection equipment and "escape breathing apparatus" trainings.

Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization

This course
is approved by OPITO.
Duration: 4 hours
Participants: 16 prs
Validity: 2 years

Course Content

  • What is it H2S, how H2S is created/formed.
  • Areas where H2S is commonly found
  • The properties and characteristics of H2S gas
  • The physiological effects of H2S gas and the critical factors which determine the degree of harm to humans
  • The occupational/workplace exposure limits (OEL/WEL) of H2S. Common definitions. Measurements.
  • The purpose and types of H2S detection equipment. Onsite & personal detection equipment. Pre-use checks & operation.
  • Alarm systems and actions to be taken in response to alarms
  • The purpose and type of emergency breathing apparatus (EBA, SCBA)
  • Pressurised cascade air supply system. Connections / disconnections.
  • The role of ER teams in an H2S emergency
  • H2S awareness quiz
  • Practical exercises
  • De-briefing

Basic Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Training Basic Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Training


The aims and objectives of the training are to ensure that the delegate gains the required knowledge and understanding of the particular hazards and properties of H2S, and appropriate emergency response actions to take should a H2S related incident arise.

Admission Requirements

There are no prerequisites required for Basic H2S Training.
The participant must possess a valid, current offshore medical certificate or possess an operator approved medical certificate or undergoes medical screening.

Frequently asked questions - H2S OPITO Training

After completing the course with Lerus, will participants receive an official certification?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, participants will be granted an official certification, verifying their proficiency and understanding of Hydrogen Sulphide safety measures and protocols.

What is the main focus of the "Basic Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Training" offered by Lerus?

The "Basic Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Training" is designed to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills to work safely in environments where there's a potential release of H2S gas. The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to recognize its presence, and the necessary precautions to take in an H2S environment.

Why choose Lerus for "Basic Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Training"?

Lerus is a global leader in maritime and offshore training, known for its commitment to quality and excellence. Our courses, including the H2S training, are designed to meet the highest international standards. By choosing Lerus, participants are assured of receiving training that is comprehensive, up-to-date, and delivered by experienced professionals in state-of-the-art facilities.

Reviews - H2S OPITO Training

Great service and hotel in the same building.
One of the biggest training center in east Europe and Asia for Oil and Gas industry with OPITO and DNV-GL approvement. Review by: Andriy
Highly recomended
I really enjoyed doing this course, it gave me a world of knowledge and it was a good learning experience! Review by: Nikolay
Beyond expectations
I received valuable information from very helpful and competent instructor Mr. Andriy. Great facility and lots of practice for my successful future. Review by: Yuriy
Amazing as usual
The best training center for me. Сonvenient location, friendly staff and experienced instructors made this training center the perfect option for me to renew my H2S certificate. Review by: Anton
A really well-prepared course according to OPITO Standard. Professional staff and the best service. Thanks. Review by: Yurii
Excellent service, staff, food. Good coffee, food, and drinks. Review by: AH

Opito approved basic H2S Training:

The training programme is designed for personnel who need to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in emergency response practices, including donning and operating an EBA which has been donned correctly. It is essential for those who stay and work offshore, where there is a threat to people or assets due to the potential presence of H2S. The course aims to ensure that each delegate gains the required knowledge and understanding necessary for them to respond effectively in an emergency situation involving H2S. The certification obtained upon completing this OPITO training is valid for 2 years, affirming the delegate's ability to handle H2S related emergencies.

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