The Confined Space Entry and Atmospheric Gas Testing course has been created to prepare you for all safety and practical aspects of gas testing atmospheres and working safely in confined spaces. This course will also allow you to gain a sound understanding of all requirements which apply to the job.
The course includes a theory component and a face-to-face practical training component which must be completed within four weeks of enrolment. If you are located in a rural or remote area, you can call us on 1800 695 423 to discuss alternate delivery options for the practical component of this course.
Topics covered in this course include:
Legal and organisational requirements applying to confined space work;
An introduction to the importance of gas testing in confined spaces;
Identification of hazards and risks in and around confined spaces, including potential sources of atmospheric contaminants;
Carrying out risk analyses to determine the risk level of each hazard;
Common toxic, flammable and asphyxiant contaminants and different types of testing equipment and protocols which may be followed when carrying out atmospheric testing;
Inspection, care and maintenance of monitoring devices and safety equipment (including calibration of testing equipment);
Safe practices for testing the work area and interpreting test results (including explanations of explosive limits, exposure standards and other terminology relating to concentration limitations);
Principles of hazard management and emergency response when working in confined spaces (including common hazard management measures such as lock-out procedures, atmospheric purging and use of breathing apparatus);
Carrying out and finalising work safely when in confined spaces, including reporting and documentation requirements.
The practical session will check your ability to carry out practical tasks relating to gas testing and confined space work.
This course is based on the national competency standards accredited by the state and national training authorities.
Who should complete this training?
This course is appropriate for all workers aiming to gain a formal Confined Space Entry and Atmospheric Gas Testing qualification.
As confined space entry and gas testing must be carried out in a variety of industries including construction, maintenance, communications, mining and transport, this course may be useful for employees in a wide range of industries and job roles.
What does this course include?
As part of this course, learners will have access to:
An online Learners Guide which includes six modules. The Learners Guide provides all required theoretical information in a user-friendly and interactive online format. Each module also includes a range of self-test questions, which help you to check your learning as you go.
A theory assessment which tests each student’s understanding of the information provided in the Learners Guide.
An on-site practical assessment conducted with a registered WorkSafe/WorkCover assessor. This face-to-face assessment must be completed within 4 weeks of enrolling in this course.
Units of Competency
This short course module may include the following Units of Competency, which form part of a full certificate qualification:
RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces MSMPER205 - Enter confined space MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
For more information, or for customisation options, please call us on 1800 695 423.
What will I get once I have completed this course?
Once learners have successfully completed this course and passed their theory and practical assessments, they will immediately receive a downloadable Certificate of Completion as proof of training.
A Statement of Attainment which shows the relevant units of competency will then be sent to the learner via mail or email within 30 days.
Candidates may also wish to obtain a plastic wallet card as portable, convenient proof of training. These can be purchased for a small additional fee by clicking here.