Gas Test Atmospheres

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to recognise and assess conditions that require gas testing; test the working atmosphere using an electronic test apparatus and interpret the results to determine if it is safe for the proposed job activity.

This course applies to situations where an individual may be required to perform gas testing prior to entering a specific area or workspace and whilst work is carried out in the workspace.

Situations that require testing might include:

  • Confined spaces, enclosed and partially enclosed spaces, & open areas
  • Storage tanks, silos, pits, pipes, shafts, ducts, transport vehicles and ships
  • Testing as part of issuing a work permit
  • Monitoring as part of working under a work permit
  • Holding the gas tester by hand and hot work
  • Lowering the gas tester into a space, e.g. on a line.
Industry or Resources
4 hours
2 hours &
30 mins

*Course dates coming soon *Price does not attract GST 
Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations above are the minimum possible amount

Atmospheric testing is an important component of confined space work as these working environments may be hazardous, unpredictable, subject to time pressure, chaotic and expose responders to risk, on land or water, by day or night.

The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

The following units will be included in your certificate:

  • MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres


* No equipment required.


*This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Urban Abseiler Pty Ltd.

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

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