Gas Test Atmospheres - MSMWHS217

The Gas Test Atmospheres training is designed for those who are required to conduct atmospheric testing of potentially hazardous atmospheres within a workplace. The areas that may need to be tested might include: confined spaces, hazardous materials storage areas or restricted spaces. This course covers all of the information required to ensure your safety in the workplace.


The aim of this course is to provide participants with good knowledge of the following key points and the ability to apply this knowledge with wisdom in a practical way:

  • Legislation framework for gas detection
  • Accumulation of gases
  • Oxygen enrichment
  • Flammable gases
  • Types of gas detectors
  • Gas monitoring
  • Calibration and bump testing
  • Explosive range
  • Detection / measurement equipment – flammability
  • Interpreting flammability (LEL) readings
  • Occupational exposure standards and effects of exposure
  • Equipment maintenance


The specified pre-requisite unit required is shown below and it is strongly recommended that all participants are able to meet the Entry Requirements before attempting this course.

  • Sufficient level of language and literacy skills to perform the assessment and complete calculations
  • Presentation of participant’s own Unique Student Identifier (USI) number
  • Age 18 years or over


Six (6) hours consisting of:

  • Classroom training: Accredited and Licensing
  • Practical skills training: Accredited and Licensing
  • Assessment: Accredited theory and practical


On successful completion of this course, participants are presented with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres.