HAZARD - Hazardous Area Awareness and Gas Test Atmosphere



HAZARD - Hazardous Area Awareness and Gas Test Atmosphere

Baseline's Hazardous Area Awareness course including MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres covers environments where gases, vapours, mists and dusts occur in dangerous quantities. Utilising knowledge gained from using a Gas Test Atmosphere These areas are then classified as hazardous areas and requiring precaution by those who operate in these areas. People need to be  adequately protected and trained, so as to reduce the likelihood of the ignition of an explosive atmosphere. 


This Hazardous Areas Awareness course also includes Gas Test Atmosphere unit of competency, and therefore has a nationally accredited outcome MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmosphere) which adds to development of skills to identify the risk of operating in high-risk flammable and combustible environments. It will equip personnel with the skills to identify risks and implement suitable control measures to reduce the hazard to acceptable safe levels.

Targeted Audience

Baseline Training's non-accredited Hazardous Area Awareness is suitable for anyone working in a hazardous environment; including, but not restricted to, maintenance and cleaning staff, HSE staff, trade personnel, industrial staff and management. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify requirements for maintenance and installation works in hazardous areas
  • Identify standards, codes of practices and legislation relating to hazardous areas
  • Identify the properties of flammable materials
  • Identify which equipment may produce arcs and sparks
  • Define and identify different hazardous area zones
  • efine conditions and sources of ignition
  • Explain the requirements for equipment that produce arcs and sparks

Program Benefits

  • A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment is issued upon participant being deemed competent in all assessment items.

Learning Methods

Candidates will be required to complete a written workbook to assess the theory component. A number of simulated scenarios will also be used to allow participants to demonstrate knowledge of identifying Hazardous areas, and application of the Breathing Apparatus.