Gas Test Atmospheres

MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres

Course Overview

AWCC’s MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres course has been designed for personnel who may need to undertake monitoring of potentially hazardous atmospheres in a workplace. The following areas may need to be atmospherically tested: Confined Spaces, Work around hazardous material storage areas, Restricted spaces or Areas which contain dangerous goods.

The MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres training course is delivered by highly experienced emergency services instructors who have a strong background in gas detection, and HAZMAT responses. AWCC’s Gas test atmospheres course will educate personnel when gas testing is required, how to conduct gas testing and how to determine if the atmosphere is safe to work in.

Our Gas test atmospheres course includes a number of practical exercises are included, and will require ‘hands on’ experience when operating gas testing equipment.

Course Outline

A list of topics and skills covered in AWCC’s  gas detection course is as below:

Legislative framework for gas detection

    • Legislative framework for gas detection
    • Gas detection training requirements
    • When is gas testing required
    • Supervisor responsibilities
    • Gas Testing Permits to work and hot work requirements
    • Risk assessments and the need to consider atmospheric monitoring requirements during the risk assessment
    • Confined Space Permit overview
    • Oxygen Deficiency, Oxygen Enrichment, Lower Explosive Levels, Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Sulphide, Methane and other gasses
    • Exposure Limits: TWA’s, STEL’s, IDLH’s etc
    • Air Densities of common gasses
    • Gas testing log sheets
    • Gas detector maintenance
    • Gas detector bump testing and calibration requirements
    • Gas detector records


All AWCC Training courses are conducted by experienced specialists in their given field

  • half day 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 for working at height
  • Recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for your workplace
  • Plenty of time for hands on training



  • conducted over half day
  • certificate on the day
  • refreshments provided


  • Public course = $175
  • Group/Onsite = Please call us on 07 4638 0532


Course Schedule – Gas test atmospheres


Start Date

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Brisbane Friday, 8th December 2017 Friday, 8th December 2017 Book Now
Gold Coast Friday, 15th December 2017 Friday, 15th December 2017 Book Now
Toowoomba Friday, 12th January 2018 Friday, 12th January 2018 Book Now
Brisbane Friday, 12th January 2018 Friday, 12th January 2018 Book Now
Toowoomba Friday, 19th January 2018 Friday, 19th January 2018 Book Now