Gas test atmospheres
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 required 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.
This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.
Course Duration: 8 hours
This course covers the following
- Legislative framework for gas detection
- Gas detection training requirements
- When is gas testing required
- Supervisor responsibilities
- Gas Testing Permits to work and hot work requirements
- Risk assessments and the need to consider atmospheric monitoring requirements during the risk assessment
- Confined Space Permit overview
- Oxygen Deficiency, Oxygen Enrichment, Lower Explosive Levels, Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Sulphide, Methane and other gasses
- Exposure Limits: TWA’s, STEL’s, IDLH’s etc
- Air Densities of common gasses
- Gas testing log sheets
- Gas detector maintenance
- Gas detector bump testing and calibration requirements
- Gas detector records
There are no pre-requisites associated with MSMWHS217 Gast test atmospheres.