Confined Spaces and Gas Test Atmosphere 2 day course

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
MSMPER202 Observe permit work

Our Confined Space Training is designed for any personnel that work in a confined space area. This course covers confined space safety, including hazard identification, risk management and required permits to work. The 2 Day Confined Space training includes Gas Test Atmospheres MSMWHS217.

Course Content

Legislation and Safe Work Practices
– WHS Legislation
– Confined Space Definition as per Regulations, Australian Standards and Codes of Practice.
– Risk Assessment and Hierarchy of Control
– Developing Site Procedures and Safe Work Methods (SWMS, JSA’s)
– WHS, Hazard, Accident or Incident Reports
– Work instructions, including plans, specifications and operational details relevant to the tasks, such as
– Confined Space Rescue Plans and Entry Permits
– Safety requirements and organisational policies and procedures, and how they apply to the allotted task
– Selection of tools and equipment to carry out tasks that are consistent with the requirements of the job
– Checking for serviceability and rectifying or reporting any faults

Safe Entry, Work and Exit of the Confined Space
– Adhering to confined space entry processes and procedure requirements
– Communication
– Designated work in confined space complies with entry permit requirements
– Emergency procedures and response

Gas Detection
– Atmosphere is tested and monitored for harmful elements in accordance with organisations procedures.
– Maintaining equipment in accordance with legislative requirements.

The program involves an extensive practical skills development module in a simulated or real workplace and include a confined space rescue practical.

Course Elements

The essential outcomes for the course as prescribed in the unit of competency requirements are:

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces: Plan and prepare for working in confined space, work in confined space, exit confined space, clean up.
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres: Prepare for gas testing, test gas, maintain equipment.
RIIRIS201E – Conduct local risk control: Plan and prepare for risk control, assess and identify unacceptable risk, identify, assess and implement risk treatments, complete records and reports.
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit: Apply for permit, identify the scope of the permit, prepare for permitted work, work in accordance with an issued permit, complete permit to work.
MSMWHS201 – Conduct hazard analysis: Define the context for the hazard analysis, identify hazards, assess risks, control risks, monitor and review risk control.
MSMPER202 Observe permit work: Prepare for the job, control the permit site, take appropriate action for potential incident, complete safety observer role.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students will receive a Wallet Card and Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework for the following units of competency:

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
MSMPER202 Observe permit work

Course Duration

Course duration is 2 days (approx 16 hours total). 7:30am-3:30pm each day.

Course Venue

Training and assessment is conducted at the 3D Safety Training Centre or training can be conducted on-site at the premises of industry clients providing there have suitable infrastructure and training facilities.

Max Students



$415 per Person

Refund Policy

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Entry Requirements

Physical ability to successfully complete practical tasks and assessments

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Language, literacy and numeracy skills are required at a level to read, complete, interpret and communicate workplace documentation relevant to confined space entry.

Delivery Method

THEORY – including presentations, demonstrations and group discussions
PRACTICAL – using equipment in simulated or real workplace environment

Assessment Process

Students are assessed based on a multiple choice and short answer written assessment as well as observation of practical skills.

Further Information

For more information about the course or how to apply, contact 1300 663 195 or you can register online. This course requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To apply for a free USI visit

Detailed student information is available in the Student Information Handbook. This booklet contains important information regarding your rights and obligations. Please download our student handbook in our Student Resources section.

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