Gas Detection Training Course

Conducted by our experienced confined space technicians, this course is designed to train participants to plan and conduct works within confined space environments by providing practical knowledge of confined space atmospheric hazards, how to detect them and how to establish and implement effective control measures to provide a safe working environment. 

This course is run as the 2nd day of our Working in Confined Spaces Supervisor course. Anyone who is required to enter and work in confined spaces should also attend our Working in Confined Spaces course, which is the 1st day of our Working in Confined Spaces Supervisor course, to gain an understanding of the legal and practical requirements necessary to operate in a confined space environment.  

Face to Face

4 hours


3 hours*

Enhanced Online


$225 per person

Contact us for corporate / group pricing options.


Competency Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the following statement of attainment:

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Intrinsic Safety Training (ABN 61 135738856).

Allens RTO Third Party Delivery

Course Delivery Details

Course Duration:
  • Face to Face: 4 hours full face to face course
  • Refresher: 2.5 hours full face to face course
Course Delivery Options

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Intrinsic Safety Training or Third party facility.

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations are reflective of group sizes between 4 and 15 students. 

If there are less students in a group course duration may be reduced by a maximum of 10%. 

Therefore, if a class size exceeds 15 students it may  be necessary to increase course duration.

Payment Terms

Individual bookings require payment upfront or at time of booking.

Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and Intrinsic Safety Training.

Refund Policy

Please refer to our refund policy.

Course Content and Assessment

The course includes the following topics:

  • Work permit systems

  • Safety, hazards and hazard control

  • Common atmospheric hazards and contaminants

  • Explosive range, upper and lower explosive limits

  • Exposure standards, time-weighted average, short term exposure limits, peak limitation values

  • Examination of toxic effect

  • Conditions under which atmospheres become hazardous

  • Units of measurement used to express concentration of atmospheric contaminants

  • Preparing for and testing in a confined space or other potentially unsafe environment

  • Using and maintaining testing and monitoring equipment

  • Interpreting readings and taking required action

  • Following communication and reporting procedures

Physical Requirements

Students will have to carry out various physical practical exercises. Therefore students should be capable of conducting the following activities:

  • Correctly fitting a harness
  • Climbing into and through confined space environments
  • Being lowered and raised on a pulley system in a confined space environment
  • Performing manual tasks in a confined space environment
Assessment Components

Both practical (tasks and scenarios) and written theory assessments will be conducted during face to face training sessions.

Student Information

Students undertaking this course will have to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course

Personal Safety
  • Personal safety equipment must be provided by/for the student and worn during training

Venue Information/Catering

Students attending courses at our venues must provide:

  • Lunch (cafes operate within or close to all of our training venues)

  • Appropriate clothing (preferably long pants and closed footwear)

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Handbook.

Identification Requirements

Students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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