Atmospheric Testing and Gas Detection

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Duration: Half day (4 Hours)

Maximum Attendees: 12

Training available nationwide at one of our centres, or your own workplace

Price (excl GST)

$1800 Company Booking

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Prepare yourself with the knowledge and technical skills to determine if a suitable atmosphere exists to conduct work safely.

This course will provide the knowledge and skills required to determine whether there are any harmful gases, including high or low levels of oxygen or excessive levels of toxic and flammable gases that could pose a danger to humans or the environment. This will include conducting and interpreting gas test results to identify related hazards within the chemical and energy industry.

Please note: Assessment for unit standard 3058 must be carried out at an energy or chemical site.
Examples include; petrochemical, agri-nutrient, power 
generation, dairy processing, meat processing, and wood fibre manufacturing, or other plants that operate with a combination of high temperatures, pressures, steam and/or chemicals in gas, liquid or solid form

In accordance with the requirements to maintain Consent to Assess for the unit standards taught on this course, Safety ‘n Action had this course pre moderated and approved by our standard setting body, The Skills Organisation.

Please bring along your ID - We need to verify the identity of students in attendance, please bring ID with you on the day of training.


Students need to have 3 months of work experience in the industry prior to doing the course.

  • Unit Standards - ATGD (Click to see more detail)









    Operate an atmospheric testing device to determine a suitable atmosphere exists to work safely




    Perform gas tests for energy and chemical plant


Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of atmospheric testing versus gas detection
  2. Understand the relevant industry terminology
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant atmospheric and gas detection equipment and the limitations around the accuracy of gas detectors
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of atmospheric testing in potentially hazardous environments
  5. Conduct and interpret atmospheric and gas testing results
  6. Perform gas tests in an energy and chemical plant
  7. Interpret and respond to gas test results in an energy and chemical plant

Entry Criteria:

  1. All students are required to have a level of written and oral English equivalent to NCEA level 1 (year 11) or IELTS 5.5 or higher, to be eligible to attend our courses. The person responsible for making bookings or authorising attendance on the course must agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to acceptance of their student(s) onto the course. Where a student does not meet our English language requirement a reader/writer must be supplied by the student or the person responsible for authorising the student’s attendance. The reader/writer cannot be another student attending the same course.