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Gas Testing Training

Nationally recognised units of competency
MSMWHS217 - Gas Test Atmospheres

Face to Face

Designed for workers who may need to monitor potentially hazardous atmospheres in the workplace.

Pinnacle run standalone Gas Test Atmospheres courses for groups who require this. Please contact us for an obligation free quote. Alternatively, this unit of competency can be gained by joining one of our weekly Gas Test and Permit Issuer courses.

Course Details


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Pinnacle Height Safety (RTO 40496).

National unit of competency

MSMWHS217 - Gas Test Atmospheres

Course Duration

4 hours


Course Overview

Our gas testing training course is designed for workers who may need to undertake monitoring of potentially hazardous atmospheres in the workplace. These areas that may need to be atmospherically tested may include:

  • Confined spaces
  • Hazardous material storage areas
  • Restricted spaces
  • Areas which contain dangerous goods.

This course is taught by highly experienced Emergency Services instructors who have a strong background in HAZMAT response. This training course will teach trainees:

  • When gas testing is required
  • How to conduct gas testing
  • How to determine if the atmosphere is safe to work in.

Course Outline

  • Legislative framework for gas detection
  • Determining 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 and implications
  • Gas testing log sheets
  • Gas detector maintenance
  • Gas detector bump testing and calibration requirements
  • Gas detector records

Course Inclusions

  • Training by highly experienced Emergency Services instructors.
  • Plenty of hands on practical training with gas detectors.

Each Trainee Must Provide

Please note: there are specific language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the unit in this course.

  • This unit requires the ability to read and interpret a meter and then communicate the conclusions.
  • Writing is required to the level of completing required workplace reports/forms.
  • Numeracy is required to the level of being able to read the instrument and interpret the results as being safe/not safe and so determine the required actions.

Equipment requirements

  • We can supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training.
  • We actively encourage you to bring along your own equipment.
  • Please contact us to discuss your equipment requirements.

For our public courses at our purpose built training facility trainees must provide:

  • Transport
  • Lunch
  • Appropriate clothing, closed in footwear.

I wanted to thank Ant for his time and enthusiasm in teaching the course. It is plain to see that he is very passionate about the content and genuinely believes that this is the best way to keep people safe in the workplace and even at home. Also, his experience gained from his previous occupations really shines through when queried about real world scenarios. I enjoyed the course, and I believe the other attendees did also. I had to leave early, and Ant went out of his way to catch up with me before flying out the next day to help me complete the course. Cannot thank him enough for that.

Linx Cargo Care Group - Albany, WA

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