Gas Test Atmospheres

Gas Test Atmospheres
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MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

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About this course

This unit of competency 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.

The unit is suitable for use in the following 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.

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

Course Topics:

  • OHS and legislative obligations
  • Identify work requirements
  • Identify work procedures and instructions
  • Prepare for gas testing
  • Test gas
  • Maintain equipment
  • Access and install equipment
  • Clean up work area

Course Training & Outcomes

Training & Assessment

With successful completion of the training & assessment, applicants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) and wallet-sized plastic competency card for:

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

 

Why train with us?

  • Large variety of funding options available:
    • CSQ Short Course
    • BERT Training Fund
  • We do not cancel courses due to low numbers*
  • We include RII units
  • Extensive range of plant equipment
  • Tax deduction for accredited training

*Except where required by the state safe work regulator

Training Requirements & What To Bring

  • High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
  • All current High Risk Work Licences
  • Logbooks recording high risk work hours under supervision (if available)
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring number to course
  • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
  • Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language
  • PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses.

WH&S More Skills will provide whistles as well as the general training equipment, notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.

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We provide a range of funding options.

We service the construction, manufacturing, defence, transport, energy and mining industries, providing formal training and assessment, refresher courses and verifications of competency as well as on-site and off-site training solutions.