National Safety Services

Confined Space 2 Day Course

Enter and Work, Gast Test Atmospheres and Work Permit

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2 Day Enter and Work, Gas Test Atmospheres & Work Permit

Course Cost: $330.00 AUD

This course is designed to assist employees and employers in understanding the hazards, legislative requirements, codes of practice and Australia Standards relating needed to enter and work in a confined space, Gas Test Atmospheres and Work to Permit. 

The course assists employers to extend their duty of care in regard to managing the risks associated with Confined Space augmenting the levels of employee competency. 

Participants will gain important Confined Space knowledge in site and equipment safety requirements, confined space entry and exit procedures, risk and regulations. 

Gas Testing educates participants in testing methodology, bump testing and use of gas testing equipment to identify the presence and concentrations of toxic and flammable gasses, measure safe and dangerous oxygen levels. 

Work to permit provides a systematic disciplined approach to assessing the risks of a job and specifying the procedural precautions to be taken when performing high risk work.

Qualification Issued

Statement of Attainment:

  • RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces (day 1)
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control (day 1)
  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit (day 1)
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres (day 2)
  • MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus (day 2)

Recommended refresher every 24 months

The course is nationally recognised through inclusion on the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). Workplace Approved throughout Australia.

Program Duration

16 hours

Target Audience

Suitable for persons working in any industry including mining, construction, utilities, oil and gas, Defence and government who may enter confined spaces, required to gas test an atmosphere, operate breathing apparatus and work to permitting procedures.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course.

There is no pre-requisite for this unit. Recommended for students over 14yrs only.

Core Content

  • Access, interpret and apply procedures for permit procedures
  • Obtain, confirm, clarify/apply work instructions, safety requirements and agreed procedure
  • Obtain, confirm and apply authorisation (entry permit) meets regulatory requirements
  • Confirm the emergency response procedure is with the stand-by person and understood
  • Identify, obtain and implement signage and barrier requirements
  • Position rescue equipment by the entry permit
  • Conduct inspection of the confined space
  • Gain access, enter and exit to confined space correctly
  • Ensure that the atmosphere is tested and monitored for harmful elements
  • Use of electronic gas test apparatus
  • Interpret readings and implement actions based on gas monitor readings
  • Test the working atmosphere to determine if it is safe
  • Correctly apply tagging and lock-out procedures
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the stand-by person
  • Comply with entry permit requirements
  • Secure access to the confined space
  • Remove tagging and lock-out
  • Accurately complete confined space entry permit

Requirements for Completion

100% attendance and participation.