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    4 Hours

    Unit of Competency

    MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres

    Pre Requisites

    There are no pre-requisites for this unit.


This unit covers the competency to operate gas detection equipment in a work the workplace in order to conduct atmospheric testing for work areas for either confined space entry or hot works situations.

The course looks at the following:

  • Organisational procedures, including:
    • Work permit systems.
    • Safety, hazards and hazard control.
    • Incident, fire and accident.
    • PPE
    • Organisation standard operating procedures (SOPs).
    • Common atmospheric hazards and contaminants.
    • Explosive range, upper and lower explosive limits.
    • Exposure standards.
    • Conditions under which atmospheres become hazardous.

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