Gas Test Atmospheres Perth   ·   Melbourne   ·   Darwin

Using Gas Testing Equipment in The Workplace

The purpose of this course is to train and assess individuals to operate gas testing equipment to test for hazardous atmospheres. On completion of the course personnel will be able 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 conduct gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace. The competency requires the person to interpret readings and take actions based on the interpretation.

Structure and Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion and practical demonstrations and exercises. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessment.

Learning outcomes
The expected learning outcomes for this course are:

  • Prepare for gas testing
  • Test Gas
  • Maintain equipment

Skills Maintenance
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.

Authority / Regulator
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Nationally Recognised Training delivered by Australia’s vocational education and training sector.

ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
It is recommended (but not mandatory) that trainees; are experienced workers that are in fulltime or part time employment. The trainee should be familiar with workplace hazards associated with tasks covered by permits and related hazard controls.

Trainees should be able to:

  • understand verbal and written work instructions
  • communicate with team members about routine operations
  • recognise that a permit is required before commencing work
  • plan and organise their own work
  • monitor and adapt to changing work situations
  • work effectively with others
  • recognise emergency situations and act appropriately
  • identify tools and equipment appropriate for a task

Additional Requirements
A health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.

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Certifications

Upon successful completion trainees will be issued with a Statement of Attainment in:

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

Also Known as

GTA Gas Testing Test for Gas Gas Tester

Common Occupations

Tradesperson, Electrician, Welder, Mechanic, Welder, Boilermaker, Plumber, Trade Assistant, TA, Health Safety and Environment, HSE, Scaffolder, Rigger, Engineer, Crane Operator, Technician, Mechanical Fitter, Marine Officer, Supervisor, Technician, Integrated Rating, Inspector, Team Leader, Foreman, Leading Hand, Driller, Engineer, Integrated Rating, Apprentice, Trainee, Mechanical Technician

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