Gas test atmospheres [Short Course]



Our nationally accredited Gas Test Atmospheres course 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.
It 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. The competency requires the person to interpret readings and take actions based on the interpretation.
Working environment may be hazardous, unpredictable, subject to time pressure, chaotic and expose responders to risk, on land or water, by day or night. Workplace atmospheres may include visible and invisible hazards and hazardous surfaces.

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This accredited training is suitable for use in the following conditions/environments and workplace situations:
• 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

• $195 per candidate, or please contact us for group rates

PPE Requirements - Enclosed footwear, long pants and a sleeved shirt are required at Baseline Training courses.  

  • Pre-Requisite Unit - There are no formal entry requirements stipulated for this program
  • Fitness Requirement - Training and assessment involves moderate to high physical activity. Candidates are required to be able to freely walk, bend and twist, perform safe lifting techniques and be familiar with typical workplace risk and safety protocols
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills - Candidates must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills
Upon successful completion of this course, each candidate will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
This course aims to provide candidates the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake testing and sampling of hazardous environments, including:
  • Types and selection of gas detectors
  • Sampling regimes and techniques
  • Inspections and maintenance
  • Calibration and bump tests
  • Risk manage

The assessments for this program have been designed to assess a candidate’s competence in accordance with the relevant endorsed Training Packages, applicable Legislation & Australian Standards and the proprietary requirements of the organisation or workplace. The assessments will consist of both written and practical components.

• Half Day program | Classroom based or onsite workplace training
• Delivery consists of face to face and practical simulations

All current Baseline Training related policies including Course Cancellation and Refund Policy can be located within the Learner Handbook located on the Baseline Training website.  

  • Upon successful completion of this course, each candidate will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit:
  • MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
  • Legislation & References (AS 2865:2009)
  • Symptoms of oxygen deficiency
  • Toxic contaminants and Workplace Exposure Standards
  • Gas Detection Equipment & test strategies
  • Ventilation & Purging Techniques
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