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Gas Test Atmospheres - MSMWHS217


This Gas Testing atmospheres training course is designed for personnel who may need to undertake monitoring of potentially hazardous atmospheres in the workplace. Areas that may need to be atmospherically tested may include: confined spaces, work around hazardous material storage areas, restricted spaces or areas which contain dangerous goods.


This training course will teach personnel when gas testing is required, how to conduct gas testing and how to determine if the atmosphere is safe to work in. Many practical exercises are included as part of the training and involves ‘hands on’ experience operating gas testing equipment.


The course is suitable for an individual working alone or within a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator as appropriate.


FSA Entry Requirements:

  • USI
  • Appropriate dress (eg, Hi Viz, long sleeve shirt, long pants, enclosed or safety footwear
  • Fitness to participate
  • Sufficient language literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course

Group Size:




4 Hours



Onsite or at our training facility



Public courses available in most states


Course Topics:

  • Legislative framework for gas detection
  • When is gas testing required
  • Supervisor responsibilities
  • Gas Testing Permits to work and hot work requirements
  • Risk assessments and the need to consider atmospheric monitoring requirements during the risk assessment
  • Confined Space Permit overview
  • Air Densities of common gases
  • Oxygen Deficiency, Oxygen Enrichment, Lower Explosive Levels, Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Sulphide, Methane and other gasses
  • Exposure Limits: TWAs, STELs, IDLHs etc
  • Gas testing log sheets
  • Gas detector maintenance
  • Gas detector bump testing and calibration requirements
  • Gas detector records

Gas Test Atmospheres

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