MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres

$125.00

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.

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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 requires 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.

Duration: 4 Hours

Fees: Full payment is required upon booking to confirm your place and can be made via eftpos in person or over the phone.

Delivery: Face-to-Face

Assessment methods: Written Questions and Practical

  • recognise and assess conditions that require testing
  • identify the appropriate action according to procedures and within scope of responsibility, including:

selecting, preparing and using gas testing equipment

applying testing regime

selecting and using personal protective equipment (PPE)

identifying hazards and applying control measures

cleaning and maintaining equipment

  • take readings and interpret, report/record relevant data
  • apply known solutions to routine problems
  • communicate clearly and unambiguously with a range of personnel on safety conditions and procedures.
  • 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 (time-weighted average, short-term exposure limits, peak limitation values, and examination of toxic effect at the level of a range of flammable gases)
  • conditions under which atmospheres become hazardous
  • units of measurement used to express concentration of atmospheric contaminants (mg/cubic m. ppm, % v/v).

All candidates that successfully complete the course will be issued with a statement of attainment and wallet card for nationally recognised units of competency:

MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres

  • Must have good verbal and written comprehension of the English language;
  • Must have good general health and fitness for practicals
  • Must wear long sleeved shirt, long leg pants and steel cap boots;
  • Must hold a USI (unique student identifier) number.

General requirement information

This course is offered in-house at our premises in Kewdale, Western Australia. The course can also be delivered on-site at your location if preferred.