Confined Spaces & Gas Atmosphere Testing

Necessary skills and knowledge to undertake testing and sampling of hazardous environments.

Course duration

1 day

Suitable for

People who are required to enter and work in confined spaces and hazardous environments.

Course includes

Enter and Work in confined Spaces RIIWHS202D

  • applicable legislation and confined space procedures
  • definitions and types of confined spaces
  • hazard identification and risk management procedures
  • hazardous atmospheres including gas monitoring techniques
  • isolation, purging, ventilation; permits and authority
  • roles and responsibilities of team including standby
  • rescue equipment and procedures
  • industry case studies

Gas Test Atmosphere MSMWHS217

  • types and selection of gas detectors
  • sampling regimes and techniques
  • inspections and maintenance
  • calibration and bump tests
  • risk management when sampling
  • gas types
  • characteristics and toxicity
  • lower and upper explosive limits
  • permits
  • company gas testing procedures and applicable legislation.


There are no prerequisites, although it is expected that students are competent to enter into a confined space.

What to wear

PPE Level 1, including steel cap boots

See the Western Power PPE Procedure for more information about the requirements.


Written and practical assessment


Statement of Attainment

Note: This course is delivered by a third party training provider.

If there are no classes currently available, please contact PTS to request a booking.

Assessments are made against units of competency.

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