We offer Gas Test Atmospheres Chinchilla training to cover the skills and knowledge you need to safely test an atmosphere for breathability. Using electronic gas test equipment, the purpose is to find out if a particular (eg enclosed) space is safe for entry or working in.
Gas Test Atmospheres Chinchilla is the course to learn about how Hazardous or unpredictable work environments you may be exposed to – eg environmental risks. Atmosphere testing is thus an important safety requirement for many industries. The Gas Test Atmosphere Chinchilla course is for you are attending for the first time or as a Gas Test Refresher training. You will learn to carry out an atmosphere test to identify and then control hazards prior to entry using the latest and well known equipment that is commonly found back on your work site.
Gas Test Atmospheres training can also be achieved in combination with other training courses – See Related Courses section on this page where you will find links to related courses such as Confined Space Entry Training.
- UOC: MSMWHS217 - Gas Test Atmospheres
- Cost: From $225
- Duration: 1/2 day course
- Funding Available
Our nationally accredited Gas Test Atmospheres Chinchilla Training Course is a hands-on course where you learn how to prepare for gas testing an atmosphere , perform an atmosphere test and maintain gas test equipment. Our training also includes the ability to operate gas test equipment, interpret readings, determine level of hazards. If successfully completed, participants receive their Gas Test Ticket, called a Statement of Attainment, recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Getting your gas test ticket (statement of attainment) indicates competency and is required for those involved in working in confined spaces as well as evaluating the need for SCBA ie Self-contained Breathing Apparatus. Gas test atmosphere training is a core safety and WHS competence for you if you work in medium to high risk industries and/or jobs.
The Harness Gas Test Atmospheres Training Course; MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres, is delivered in line with the Australian government training curriculum and includes:
Prepararation for Gas Testing
- Find out type of gas/atmosphere to be tested
- Select and calibrate equipment in accordance with procedures
- Find out gas testing regime/sampling pattern required
- Identify hazards from possible atmosphere contaminants eg Oxygen deficiency, or enrichment, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, methane and more
- Exposure limits: TWA’s, STEL’s, IDLH’s etc.
- Implement hazard control measures and use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
Performing Gas Test
- Use gas testing equipment to atmosphere test
- Interpret and report readings
- Monitor atmosphere gases on an ongoing basis as required
- Take required action if readings are unacceptable
- Communicate required actions to be taken to appropriate personnel
Maintain Gas Test Equipment
- Clean and maintain gas testing equipment in accordance with procedures
- Inspect and fault-find gas monitoring equipment in accordance with procedures
- Return gas testing equipment to required location and in required location
- Maintain records of gas detector tests and results in accordance with procedures
If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate which indicates the Statement of Attainments as recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This is a nationally recognised certification. The Statement is issued by us, Harness Energy (RTO 40521).
The Gas Test ‘Statement of attainment’ is for the Nationally Accredited Unit of Competency
- MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres
The Certificate is usually needed as evidence for your employer for safety and compliance requirements.
No course pre-requisites apply. All Gas Test related equipment is provided. Wear suitable PPE, closed in shoes. Please also review the general important information (relevant to ALL courses) contained in Important Course Requirements
Roles & Industries for Gas Test Atmospheres
Frequently Asked Questions
An atmospheric sample testing for toxicity, oxygen deficiency, presence of gases including flammable gases and vapours which could be present in a working area. Getting training for atmosphere testing ensures you understand when and how to test properly prior to and during work activities, how to interpret and act on the results. Training includes practical activities to build familiarity with gas test equipment and processes.
Confined spaces are areas which are usually not intended for human occupancy. They are spaces that can be found in vats, tanks, pits, pipes, ducts, flues, chimneys, silos, pressure vessels, underground sewers, wet or dry wells, shafts, shipboard spaces, void spaces or other similar enclosed or partially enclosed structures. It is common that if you are working in confined spaces you may not recognise a space as a confined space and can thus fail to take appropriate precautions risking accidents.
The rules for Gas Test training can vary by industry and organisation. It is however, seen as a standard safety course of training for you if working in most medium to high risk industries and jobs. including emergency services and those who may potentially, through their work, access or work within confined space environments.
This training is therefore important because some environments and activities undertaken can present real risks for you in relation to air borne contaminants of a toxic and/or invisible nature. Atmospheric changes can also occur when working in confined spaces resulting in oxygen deficiency, or such as from an event eg fire. The risks can impact you, your work colleagues and those trying to rescue someone who is not aware of the risks.
Testing atmospheres is important when undertaking hot work of any type where heat is part of the activity or generated because of the activity e.g. welding, grinding, etc. It is also important in activities that can cause an uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons, other flammable or toxic materials. Often gas testing is undertaken in spaces or closed environments where issues may be more contained.
Core code of practice is included within the Confined Spaces Code of Practice. The details of this are covered during the Gas Test Training Course. However, there are a number of other codes relevant due to the variety of different industries where different hazards and risks apply which you learn about during the training such as The Work Health & Safety Act 2011. The WHS Act includes information on obligations.
Gas Test atmospheres have applications in aspects of hazardous chemicals, Silica dust, Confined spaces work, welding, spray painting, abrasive blasting, dust hazard environments, stevedoring, electrical work, demolition and heavy plant @ machinery works. Read various codes here: Codes of practice | WorkSafe.qld.gov.au
Your Gas Test Ticket lasts for varying durations of time depending on industry, role and organisation. To refresh your gas test ticket, we recommend this training is repeated every two years. As your work or role may require this more or less frequently, it is important that you check with your employer or relevant industry body. Harness follows the variations to this timeline as required. .
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