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Basic H2S Practical Training

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 9014B

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for learners who are completing the practical outcomes of 9014 Basic H2S Training only.

This Product is for personnel that are or could be, working in an environment that could become contaminated by H2S gas.

What does this Product cover?

This Product aims to ensure that the learner gains the required basic knowledge and understanding of appropriate emergency response actions to take should a H2S related incident arise.

The objectives of the training are that learners will be able to:

(a) Understand and explain information relating to the function and use of relevant detection and respiratory protection equipment.

(b) Understand and practice appropriate emergency response actions including the use of detection and escape equipment.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites required for Basic H2S Training.

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

Therefore, OPITO-approved Centres are required, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learner undergoes medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by the OPITO-approved Centre

The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the learner’s declaration of fitness in accordance with their document control policy(s) or procedures.

This information, along with summary details of the type of physical activities the learner will be asked to perform, will be given to learners by the OPITO-approved Centre and, if applicable, to their sponsoring company as part of the joining instructions. The responsibility for declaring any current or pre-existing medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while undertaking the training and/or assessment activities lies with the learner and/or company sponsoring the learner.

Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner, the OPITO-approved Centre should direct the individual to consult a medical officer familiar with the nature and extent of the training.

Note: Practical exercises should be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product, and must not place on the learners any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Basic H2S Practical Training the learner will need to complete the 1 mandatory unit.

What could this Product lead to?

Basic H2S Training 9014


2 years

The interval between the initial training and further assessment will be determined by the employing company. The validity of the OPITO certificate is two years.

Note: Some individual companies require re-validation at intervals more frequent than that required by OPITO; in these instances it will be acceptable for training providers to omit or modify the expiry date to avoid confusion. However the validity period will remain as set by OPITO with regard to the central register and the industry as a whole

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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