H2S Monitor Bump Test
Time required: 10 minutes
Bump testing your personal H2S monitor regularly is an important component of hydrogen sulfide safety. Bump testing is achieved by using a small amount of calibration gas to confirm that the monitor is able to positively confirm the existence of hydrogen sulfide gas.
In order to pass the bump test, the monitor alarms must engage in the presence of the gas. A delay or malfunction of the alarms will cause the unit to fail the bump test and a replacement H2S monitor will be required.
By recording that your regularly scheduled bump test has passed you will prove that you have been working with a properly functioning monitor.