Gas Test Atmospheres

Course Certification

MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres

Course Duration

Half-Day
4 Hours​

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is for those individuals who may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace. Such as working environments which may be hazardous, unpredictable, subject to time pressure, chaotic and expose responders to risk, on land or water, by day or night. Or workplace atmospheres which may include visible and invisible hazards and hazardous surfaces.

It covers the skills and knowledge required to test the working atmosphere using electronic test apparatus, to find out if it is safe for the proposed work, interpret readings and take actions based on the interpretation.

Situations that require testing might include:

  • confined spaces

  • enclosed and partially enclosed spaces

  • hot work

  • storage tanks, silos, pits, pipes, shafts, ducts, transport vehicles and ships

  • testing as part of issuing a work permit

  • monitoring as part of working under a work permit

  • open areas

  • holding the gas tester by hand

  • lowering the gas tester into a space, e.g. on a line.

 

PROVIDER OF TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT:

Please refer to the student handbook located at the bottom of that page for learners’ rights, responsibility and support, and any complaints.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT:

Participants must have:

  • The physical capacity to wear the appropriate PPE and use testing apparatus to test the atmosphere of an area.

  • The ability to take readings and interpret, report/record relevant data.

 

TRAINING FACILITY:

Training can be conducted at your work site or off-site at one of our purpose built training facilities.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION:

  • Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

  • Confined Space Supervisor

  • Issue Work Permit