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Rio Tinto Iron Ore Confined Space Permit Issuer & AGFA

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This course is designed for people who will be issuing Rio Tinto Iron Ore confined space entry permits or controlling a work project in or around confined spaces on a Rio Tinto Iron Ore Site. These permit issuers require the ability to test atmospheres within the confined space.



Pre-entry Requirements:

RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control

Rio Tinto Iron Ore Confined Space Awareness

The Confined Space Permit Issuer and Authorized Gas Free Assessor (AGFA) course is designed to provide the necessary skills, knowledge and authority to issue confined space permits as well as the testing for toxic gases in and around confined spaces on a Rio Tinto Iron Ore site. The course targets the understanding for the need and the correct use of a confined space permit.


On completion of this course, participants will have the required knowledge and skills to:

  • Have a clear understanding of the Rio Tinto Iron Ore permit process
  • Be competent to issue Rio Tinto Iron Ore Confined Space Entry Permits.
  • Common chemical asphyxiants, including hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and hydrogen sulphide
  • Common irritants and corrosives, including chlorine, ammonia and acid bases
  • Common flammable gases, including acetylene, petroleum, methane, ethane, propane and butane narcotics (explosive range, upper and lower explosive limits)
  • Exposure standards (time weighted average, short term exposure limits, peak limitation values, examination of toxic effect at the level of a range of flammable gases)
  • Conditions under which atmospheres become hazardous
  • Units of measurement used to express concentration of atmospheric contaminants (mg/cubic m. ppm, % v/v).
  • Underpinning skills could include interpretation and communication of results of sampling

Unit of Competency

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

Assessment of this course is through theory assessment, completion of the Learners resource and observation of students carrying out a range of practical activities involving the use of a gas detector.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint and the issued learner resource including practical activities involving the use of a gas detector.

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