MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres


This course includes training to test the working atmosphere, to determine if it is safe for the proposed work, involving the use of electronic test apparatus requiring the person to interpret readings and take action.


Target Audience:

This course is intended for any person who is required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know and understand relevant workplace health and safety legislation, standards and codes of practice.
  • Communicate in the workplace.
  • Identify potential hazards and implement appropriately using the hierarchy of controls.
  • Calculate measurements of atmospheric contaminants.
  • Read and interpret a meter and be able to communicate the results.
  • Identify safe or not safe environment and determine required the actions.
  • Identify common flammable gases, irritants, corrosives, chemical asphyxiants and narcotics.
  • Understand explosive ranges and standards.
  • Understand conditions under which atmospheres become hazardous.
  • Interpret atmospheric conditions using atmospheric monitoring equipment.
  • Report results of samplings and interpret and communicate the results.
  • Complete required workplace reports/forms.

Learning Methods:

Approximately 4 hour face-to-face training session and final assessment. Delivery length may vary dependent on client needs.
Onsite delivery available.

Program Benefits:

  • Participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment and Competency Card upon successful completion of the unit of competency.


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