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Gas Test Atmospheres

Gas Test Atmospheres

  • Duration4 Hours
  • Competency

    MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres

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  • $250.00
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Course Overview

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required in relation to the testing of the working atmosphere to determine if it is safe for the proposed work. Testing involves the use of electronic test apparatus.

In a typical scenario an individual may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace. This course trains personnel in the interpretation of readings and the taking of related actions based on the readings.

Upcoming Training Courses

CSQ Funding Options Available

WorkSafe Connect is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding. We have been successful in obtaining funding for the 2019/2020 General Construction Short Course Program as well as the Apprentice Advance Plus Short Course Program.

You may be eligible to receive CSQ subsidised or fully funded training courses if you are an existing worker or an apprentice / trainee in the building and construction industry.

For eligible existing workers, the following amounts are available to offset the cost of the training (any gap between the course cost and the CSQ amount must be paid by the student):

  • Brisbane and Gold Coast - $202.00
  • Townsville - $252.50

For eligible apprentices / trainees, the training is fully funded by CSQ (i.e. there is no gap amount payable by the student):

  • Brisbane and Gold Coast - $252.50
  • Townsville - $315.63

For full details on eligibility, please get in touch with a member of the WorkSafe Connect team today.

Performance Criteria

  • Prepare for gas testing
  • Test gas
  • Maintain equipment

Course Outline

  • Read and interpret a meter and then communicate the conclusions
  • Interpretation and communication of results of sampling
  • Common chemical asphyxiants, including hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and hydrogen sulphide
  • Common irritants and corrosives, including chlorine, ammonia and acid bases
  • Common flammable gases, including acetylene, petroleum, methane, ethane, propane and butane
  • Narcotics (explosive range, upper and lower explosive limits)
  • Exposure standards (time weighted average, short term exposure limits, peak limitation values, examination of toxic effect at the level of a range of flammable gases)
  • Conditions under which atmospheres become hazardous
  • Units of measurement used to express concentration of atmospheric contaminants (mg/cubic m. ppm, % v/v)



327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


Gate 2, Building 1
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107

Gold Coast

1 Habana Street
Queensland 4212

Course ID: 450 - Gas Test Atmospheres