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WFTR 108 - H2S Alive
Course Details
Course Code:
WFTR 108

Calendar Description:
The goal of the Alive program is to prepare a worker to recognize Hydrogen Sulphide hazards and save himself, as well as perform basic rescue during an H2S incident. The course is a combination of theory and practice with each student having to use detection equipment, don breathing apparatus and perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. On successful completion of written and practical examination, the candidate will be issued an H2S Alive certificate. There is a three-year expiry date on Hydrogen Sulphide Alive certificates.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 7
Lecture Hours: 7

This course is offered online:


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Properties of H2S and initial response strategy:
-The learner shall be able to identify six properties, probable locations and health hazards of H2S and, given a case study, apply the seven-step Initial Response Strategy effectively.

Respiratory protective equipment:
-The learner shall be able to identify major components of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and supplied air-breathing apparatus (SABA) and, given appropriate equipment, put on and operate an SCBA correctly.

Detection of H2S:
-The learner shall be able to describe the use and limitations of detector tubes, identify major components of a hand-held detector tube device and personal H2S monitor and, given appropriate equipment and an H2S gas source, conduct the pre-use inspection and operation of a detector tube device and read a detector tube correctly.

Rescue techniques and rescue breathing:
-The learner shall be able to correctly demonstrate rescue techniques, using other learners as 'victims', and rescue breathing, using a mannequin, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada CPR descriptive guidelines.

Review and case studies:
-The learner shall be able to correctly apply the seven-step Initial Response Strategy to a given case study, identifying means of emergency communication, personal protection and rescue of others.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program students, receive a Petroleum Industry Training Service certificate valid for 3 years.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Text Books:

Required - PITS, H2S Alive Manual
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