Course in Gas Test Atmospheres

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  • Course description
    This unit is about testing the working atmosphere to determine if it is safe for the
    proposed work. Testing involves the use of electronic test apparatus.

    Recommended for: Individuals who 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.

    Course Duration: Delivered as part of Confined Space Entry program including Issue Work Permits, Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit & Enter Confined Space.

    Prerequisites: Nil


    1. Prepare for gas testing.
    1.1 Determine type of gas/atmosphere to be tested.
    1.2 Select and calibrate equipment in accordance with procedures.
    1.3 Determine gas testing regime/sampling pattern required.
    1.4 Identify hazards from possible atmosphere contaminants.
    1.5 Implement hazard control measures, including use of appropriate personal protective equipment.
    2. Test gas.
    2.1 Use gas-testing equipment to test gas as required.
    2.2 Interpret and report readings.
    2.3 Monitor gas on an ongoing basis as required.
    2.4 Take required action(s) if readings are unacceptable.
    3. Maintain equipment.
    3.1 Clean and maintain gas testing equipment in accordance with procedures.
    3.2 Inspect and fault find monitoring equipment in accordance with procedures.
    3.3 Return gas testing equipment to required location and in required condition.
    3.4 Maintain records of tests and results in accordance with procedures.

    Assessment Method: may be made through
    • a demonstration activity using workplaces/atmospheres with detectable but safe levels of contaminants
    • written assessments
    • by using a suitable simulation and/or a range of case studies/scenarios through a combination of these techniques.

    Course Award: On successful completion of the unit participants will be entitled to a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit MSAPMOHS217A Gas test atmospheres from the MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package and a wallet card.

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