Draeger Obtains OPITO Accreditation For H2S Training

Draeger Obtains OPITO Accreditation For H2S Training

Following Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) approval, Draeger Safety is now offering the H2S Basic Safety Training course in accordance with OPITO Standard 9014. Available atDraeger’s dedicated Training Academy and Service Centre in Aberdeen, this half-day course provides offshore workers with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to work in environments where the presence of this potentially lethalgas poses a risk.

Combining tutorials with practical demonstrations, the course was developed by Draeger to meet the specific requirements of the OPITO Standard and covers the properties of H2S together with the health hazards that can result following exposure. It also includes the selection and use of personal gas detectors for on-the-spot monitoring, and escape breathing apparatus to ensure a fast, safe response in the event of a gas leak emergency.

A schedule of planned course dates is available on request or, for those who prefer private training,specific dates can be allocated.Customers purchasing Draeger H2S monitors are entitled to a place on the H2S training course free of charge.

Providing a specialist support service to all Draeger users, the Service Centre can be found at Unit 2, Tern Place, Bridge of Don and offers an extensive range of on-site training and workshop facilities as well as direct access to Draeger products.

Run by experienced personnel who understand the difficulties faced by those working both on and  offshore, Draeger training includes authorised gas tester training as well as the use, care and maintenance of all types of breathing apparatus and gas detection equipment. For added convenience,customers may also choose to run their own courses out of the Centre.

State-of-the-art service workshop facilities guarantee cost-effective and time-efficient maintenance of breathing apparatus, personal escape systems and gas detection equipment. In addition, the Service Centre is able to support shutdowns and turnarounds by offering direct access to the full range of Draeger respiratory and gas detection products for short or long term use.

For further information contact Draeger Service Centre, Unit 2, Tern Place, Bridge of Don,Aberdeen, AB23 8JX. Tel: 01224 708138, email: service.aberdeen.st.uk@draeger.com.