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BHP Billiton - Iron Ore - Confined Space Entrant/Standby with Gas Test Atmospheres

2 Days

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Designed for:
This course is appropriate for students working in confined space (enclosed or partially enclosed) for the purpose of carrying out work or inspections and also is appropriate for those performing sentry or stand-by person roles, at worksites within: Civil construction, Coal mining, Drilling, Extractive industries and Metaliferous mining. The Gas test unit of competency is designed for testing the working atmosphere to determine if it is safe for the proposed work.



Pre-entry Requirements:

This course covers entering and working in confined spaces in resources and infrastructure industries and .gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace


Specific skills are required to achieve the performance criteria in this course these are as follows:

  • Site and equipment safety requirements
  • Confined space entry and exit procedures
  • Risks and regulations
  • Knowledge of air contaminants and toxic gases
  • Testing the working atmosphere
  • Breathing apparatus limitations
  • Equipment types
  • Characteristics
  • Technical capabilities and limitations
  • Site isolation and site control responsibilities and authorities
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Project quality requirements
  • Interpreting JSA's/Safe work method statements
  • The use of atmospheric monitoring devices

Units of Competency

RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

Assessment of this course is through written assessment and observation of students carrying out a range of practical activities involving entering and working in confined spaces.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint or the issued learner resource including use of audio-visual material and practical activities involving entering and working in confined spaces.

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