Gas Test Atmospheres Training Online (VOC Refresher MSMWHS217)
vWelcome to the Gas Test Atmospheres Verification of Competency (VOC) Training. This course will give you an understanding of the testing of working atmosphere to determine if it is safe for the proposed work. Testing could include the use of electronic test apparatus.
Features of this refresher training include:
- Download a VOC Certificate of Completion on successful completion
- A Digital Wallet ID VOC Card is also issued on successful completion (see John Citizen Sample)
- Verification of competency by our RTO partner, AlertForce RTO Code 91826.
1. You must upload 100 points of ID
2. You must upload a previously issued with a Statement of Attainment (or wallet card) by an RTO less than 3 years ago or be able to present a CV that demonstrates industry currency.
NOTE: this training is suitable as refresher if you have previously obtained a Unit of Competency in any of these qualifications:
- MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres OR
- MSAPMOHS217A Gas test atmospheres
This training addresses the theoretical component of gas test atmposheres. It does not give you the practical skills required to test gas atmospheres and as such is only applicable for refresher training not initial testing atmosphere training.
All operations to which this course applies are subject to stringent Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) requirements, which may be imposed through State or Federal legislation, and these must not be compromised at any time.
Where there is an apparent conflict between performance criteria and OHS / WHS / HSE requirements, the HSE requirements take precedence.
This course will provide you with information about:
2 Determine Atmosphere To Be Tested
3 Select And Calibrate Equipment
4 Identify Hazards
5 Apply Hazard Control Measures
6 Use Equipment To Test Gas
7 Interpret And Report Readings
8 Conduct Ongoing Monitoring
9 Take Action If Readings Pose An Unacceptable Risk
10 Maintain Gas Testing Equipment
11 Maintain Records
This course has been reviewed by a recognised subject matter expert.
It has been designed to comply with best practice national health and safety standards. Terminology has been chosen for clarity and ease of comprehension across jurisdictions. For example, ‘employer’ has been used to signify the broader term ‘PCBU’, while ‘WHS’ represents both work and occupational health and safety.
ALTHOUGH BASED ON THE ELEMENTS, THIS IS NOT A NATIONALLY RECOGNISED COURSE. THIS VOC COURSE CAN ONLY TO BE USED FOR REFRESHER PURPOSES IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY ACHIEVED A STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT.
Note: Whilst a Statement of Attainments do not expire, different worksites have different policies and requirements of what refresher training should be and what is acceptable. Queensland sites, for example, typically want face to face only. You should check if you are unsure as there are no refunds available once you have downloaded certificates. This refresher course is a Verification of Competency undertaken by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 91826).
If you have not previously done this course, to be deemed competent, you must complete an in-person training session an accredited trainer with a registered training organisation.
What is gas testing atmospheres? Theoretical component of the competencies
This refresher course applies to the issuing of any and all permits covering a single plant or plant area such as might be within an operator’s scope of responsibility.
It applies to personnel/workers who are required to issue appropriate work permits to persons conducting a variety of activities in workplace environments. These are environments where hazards exist or specific procedures need to followed and monitored to protect the safety of workers and the integrity of plant or process.
- Prepare for gas testing
- Test gas
- Maintain equipment
You are required to download the course materials and review. You will then be asked a series of questions to verify your competency as part of your assessment. They must be successfully completed to complete the course.
A Certificate of Completion is issued on successful completion of the course and you are required to get an 80% pass mark to be deemed as understanding the content. It is recommended that training is conducted every 2 years to stay refreshed.