MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres


This course is for anyone who will be testing atmospheres in the workplace. This can be inside warehouses where machinery is being used, in an underground mine, landfills, open pits, contaminated soils, while using welding equipment, or in a wine cellar. Gas testing is critical for most industries, including construction and mining, to ensure that the atmosphere you are working in is safe and the air is breathable and safe to work in. Atmospheric contamination may be caused by gas emissions, leaks, fumes/vapours/sprays, use of chemicals, or waste throughout production. Atmospheric testing is used to read conditions in the air that may incapacitate or injure a person, or even lead to illness or death if the atmosphere is toxic. This course will cover the following aspects:

Prepare for gas testing | What do you need to know before you can test an atmosphere for gas? What equipment is required?
Test gas | How do you test the atmosphere for gas? How do you read the gas detection equipment? How do you monitor changes to gas in an atmosphere while working?
Maintain equipment | How is the equipment required to be stored? How do you service and maintain the equipment?

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.

  • Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age as per WA Skills Training policy
  • All Students must have sound knowledge in English reading and writing skills
  • Students who may require additional support are encouraged to inform WA Skills Training staff prior to commencing the course
  • All course participants are required to wear appropriate PPE – long pants, long sleeve high-viz shirt and steel capped safety boots are required.

Half day

Face-to-face delivered at our Bunbury and Welshpool Training Centres.

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To Book Contact us -Welshpool (08) 6330 1400 – Bunbury (08) 9724 7888.

Written and practical assessments

Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in accordance with our Issuance Policy and Procedure

WA Skills Training requires a minimum of 25% deposit to secure a booking, or you can choose to pay in full at the time of the booking. Payment can be made by credit card in person or over the phone, or via bank transfer. Final payment is required to be paid in full prior to course commencement.

  • 24 hour cancellation policy

For more information please to CLICK HERE download the Student Handbook.