How to become an H2S trainer

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) training is important and must be delivered by a competent instructor.  H2S is an extremely toxic gas that is found in oil and gas, sewage, landfills, chemical plants, and other industrial locations. The sources of H2S within each type of area are specific to that location. On an oil and gas drill site for example, H2S may be found in the well, tanks, pits, mud returns, or on neighboring production equipment. Equipment used may vary from site to site as well. This could be due to changes of environment or merely changes in purchasing decisions between different contractors involved. Work procedures, such as using the buddy system, or job safety analysis, may also be deployed on site. H2S instructor development should detail how these procedures and equipment work as well as how to educate workers on them.

A high-quality hydrogen sulfide Train the Trainer course is a popular method to qualify and recertify H2S instructors. An H2S train the trainer course should be taken from an accredited training center and completion documented. Comprehensive and up to date H2S information should be included within the course. Sources of the information must be documented which will aid the new instructor in putting together a quality training program at their own institution. Information on practical training and how to deliver a class comprises a large amount of the H2S Instructor Development course.

Recognized degrees may also be used as an instructor qualification. The degree should be relevant and thorough enough to prepare the instructor to deliver competent H2S training. An employer seeking to qualify an instructor under this standard should determine if the degree does include all of the training in the train the trainer class.

Extensive experience may also qualify an instructor. This experience must be gained over years of practice. The specific experiences should also be documented to show competency equivalent to that gained during the H2S train the trainer course.

An H2S instructor should also deliver two classes per year and be tested for knowledge retention to comply with the relevant standard. The end user H2S refresher training should be undertaken yearly. The refresher training candidates should provide the H2S instructor with a sufficient pool of students to deliver the minimum two classes per year.

Suggested Training: H2S Train the Trainer Class

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