Gas Test Atmospheres – MSMWHS217

This course is recognised by BHP and RIO.
BHP requires participants hold RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
in conjunction with MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres course.

$150 per person or contact us for Group Rates

Gas Test Atmospheres (MSMWHS217)

This Gas Test Atmospheres training course is nationally accredited and through the combination of theory and practical training, this course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills required to safely use and operate single or multi-gas detection instruments.

Note: This course may be conducted with Enter Confined Space (MSMPER205) and WIAW Permit (MSMPER200) or Enter and Work in Confined Spaces (RIIWHS202D)


Designed For
This Unit is recommended for participants who are required to operate gas testing equipment within the workplace.

There are no pre-requisite units for this course.

Delivery Mode
Face to face

Participants must have the ability to read and write English and be able to perform practical and theoretical assessment as required.

Course Details

   Individual bookings:

  • Where: Unit 2, 84 Solomon Road, Jandakot WA 6164.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Time: 8.00am to 12.00pm (Times subject to change)
  • Dress: Clean standard work wear, enclosed safety shoes, long shirt and pants

   Group Bookings:

  • Group bookings are available at your site or ours. Please contact our office on 94178888 for pricing and site requirements. Up to 10 participants per group.

 Course Outline

  • Induction and enrolment
  • Reference documents / legislation
  • When is gas detection required?
  • Case studies of unsafe atmospheres
  • Risk management concepts / risk assessments
  • Human breathing principles
  • Toxic & explosive gases – their effects and safe exposure levels
  • Types of gas detectors
  • Understanding the role and functions of key components
  • Bump testing and fresh air calibration
  • Actions to be taken if an atmosphere is deemed unsafe
  • Understanding and use of special features of your gas detector
  • Interpreting warnings, faults, displayed messages
  • Post use care of the equipment
  • Practical exercises performed
  • Assessment of students’ competence

Upon Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and wallet sized card for MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres.

Please call 94178888 or email to book or enquire about this course.