Gas Test Atmospheres

Course Overview

Our Gas Test Atmosphere’s course is specifically designed for workers who may need to monitor potentially hazardous atmospheres in a confined space. It covers the skills and knowledge required to test the working atmosphere using electronic test apparatus, to determine whether it is safe for the proposed work, and applies to situations where an individual may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace, interpret readings and take appropriate actions based on these readings.

Course Outline:

  •     When gas testing is required
  •     Responsibilities of the supervisor
  •     Risk assessments incorporating atmospheric monitoring requirements
  •     Confined space permits
  •     Oxygen deficiency and enrichment; lower explosive levels; carbon monoxide, methane and other gases
  •     Exposure limits
  •     Air densities of common gasses and implications
  •     Gas testing logs and gas detector maintenance
  •     Gas detector bump testing and calibration requirements
  •     Gas detector records

Course Inclusions:

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have resource industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 4-hours of training. Up to 12 trainees per course. A typical course runs from 07:30-11:30

Participants must

Be at least 15 years of age

Equipment requirements

We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training.

For our public courses at our purpose-built training facility trainees must provide:



Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.


Students who are assessed as competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Australian Operator Training (RTO 41351).

National unit of competency

MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres

Course Duration

4 hours


$245.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541