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MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres


What Will You Learn?

This nationally recognised course covers the testing of a working atmosphere, using electronic test apparatus (gas tester) to determine if it is safe for the proposed work. In a typical scenario, an individual may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace. Many work environments can pose hazards and can be unpredictable, especially in confined spaces. Down to Earth’s gas test atmospheres training course is suitable for anyone working in such areas as enclosed or partially enclosed spaces, hot work, storage tanks, silos, pits or testing as part of an issuing work permit.

Course Information
4 hours
Course Dates
Classroom Based

No scheduled dates are currently available!


Course Content
  • Understanding current legislation and terms
  • Determining atmosphere to be tested
  • Work permits
  • Safe and hazardous atmospheres
  • Explosive ranges
  • Selecting and calibration of equipment
  • Testing and monitoring of equipment
  • Identifying hazards and implementing controls
  • Reporting and record keeping
  • Maintenance procedures and cleaning
  • Inspection and fault finding

Choose Your Learning Option

About blended learning

Blended learning uses a mix of learning and assessing strategies to deliver the most time-saving and cost-effective result. It is a combination of online learning and classroom training. When you select the blended learning option you will receive an email with your login details so you can begin learning immediately, then you attend the classroom training where you complete your final practical assessment. By learning at your own pace, you can expect to complete the online learning and assessment within 2 hours and the classroom time approximately 2-3 hours. 


About classroom learning

The traditional classroom training and assessment delivers theory and practical aspects in a face-to-face setting at our Perth training facility. There is no online learning or assessment. The duration of this course is 4 hours.



All candidates that successfully complete the course will be issued with a statement of attainment and wallet card for MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres. This is a nationally recognised unit of competency. The industry recommendation is for Gas Test Atmospheres training to be refreshed every 2 years.


Enrol In The Gas Atmosphere Testing Course Today

Down to Earth offers quality gas test atmospheres training in Perth, led by experienced and knowledgeable trainers. To enrol or if you would like to find out more about our MSMWHS217 - Gas Test Atmospheres course, please contact us today or feel free to give us a call on (08) 9528 8888.


Candidate Requirements

The requirements to qualify for the gas test atmospheres training include:

  • Must have good verbal and written comprehension of the English language
  • Must wear long sleeved shirt, long leg pants and steel cap boots
  • Must hold a USI (unique student identifier) number. Click here for further information:


Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Adjustments to training can be made for participants with language, literacy and numeracy issues so that they are not disadvantaged in completing this course. Please inform our office at the time of booking your course if you experience any language, literacy or numeracy issues.


ctfThe Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible
workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the
Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.