AWCC’s nationally accredited Gas Test Atmospheres training course is aimed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills 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.
- selecting and inspecting equipment,
- risk management,
- and applying legislative requirements,
- confined space permits and using an electronic gas tester.
In addition, participants will also be able to record and/or report the working atmosphere is safe before entry and during the work safely in a confined space. Participants will be issued with the statement of attainment: (MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres)
The gas test atmospheres course covers the following aspects:
- enclosed and partially enclosed spaces
- confine 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.
All AWCC Training courses are conducted by experienced specialists in their given field.
- 4 hours of face to face training
- Up to 12 trainees per course
- Students are provided with individualised assistance from being in a small class
- Knowledge on relevant legislation and Australian Standards
- Recommendations and advice for specialised equipment for your workplace
- Plenty of time for hands on training