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Conduct Atmospheric Monitoring

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Course Outline:

This short course will teach the skills and knowledge required to conduct atmospheric monitoring using handheld gas detectors in the resources and infrastructure industries. Locations of where
potential for flammable and toxic gases may accumulate include:

  • dragline tubs,

  • coal reclaim tunnels,

  • machine operator cabins,

  • downwind from post-blast sites,

  • sewerage pits,

  • workshop pits etc.

This course will assist coal mine operators comply with the recommendations made by Mines Safety Bulletin no. 186



RIIENV301E Conduct Atmospheric Monitoring


High Voltage Switching Training Course Content:
  • Primary hazard categories (flammable gases, toxic gases, oxygen deficiencies)

  • Identifying relevant hazards and emergencies

  • Types gases and their properties encountered in mining

  • Types of portable gas detectors (PGD) and sensor combinations

  • Use of portable gas detectors and interpreting readings

  • Set up and Calibration of gas detectors

  • Zero and Span Test of gas detectors

  • Use of Trigger Action Response Plans (TARPs)

  • Recording gas and monitoring results

  • AS/NZS 2290.3 Electrical equipment for coal mines, introduction, inspection and maintenance; Part 3; gas detection and monitoring


Mode of Delivery:

This course is conducted face to face over one day in duration.

Who Should Attend?

This unit applies to those working in supervisory and technical specialist roles. The course is designed for open cut coal mine personnel including Open Cut Examiners (OCE’s), blast crews,
supervisors, tradespersons and mining personnel who may be exposed to gases that could present a health hazard or explosion risk.s.


Refresher Training:

Industry recommendation and best practice recommend high voltage switching refresher training be completed at intervals not exceeding 2 - 3 years.

Is this course Nationally Accredited?


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