Gas Testing

This course provide students with the skills and knowledge of gas testing in the energy and chemical industry, and the ability to identify appropriate testing equipment, perform gas tests and interpret and respond to the results.


A Gas Testing certificate will be issued on successful completion of all assessment requirements.

Standard: 3058 L4 C5 V9, 25510 L3 C4 V5

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Reasons for gas testing.
  • Identification of potential atmospheric hazards and to manage atmospheric hazards.
  • Dangers of combustibles where hot work is undertaken.
  • Requirements of a safe working environment.
  • Common and plant specific gases and their properties.
  • Identification of gas testing equipment.
  • Undertake gas and atmospheric testing.
  • Complete documentation required for confined space gas testing.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of gas testing and related hazards in the energy.
  • Chemical industry.
  • Perform gas tests, and interpret and respond to gas test results, in an energy and chemical plant.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of atmospheric testing in potentially hazardous.
  • Environments.
  • Conduct atmospheric tests.
  • Interpret and respond to atmospheric testing results.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Course prerequisites


Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The practical consists of three gas tests ensuring pre start checks are carried out and test environment monitored.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every three years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.
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Course Length

1 Day


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$395 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

John Williams

John Williams

John Williams

A safety conscious individual, John provides the bridge between training, assessing and employment on many of Taranaki’s oil and gas sites. Holding health and safety roles throughout the region and a passion for hazard identification and confined space entry, John is a well-known trainer and on the job assessor throughout the Taranaki region. John has numerous years of experience in training and his knowledge sees him as a valuable trainer due to his breath of knowledge and practical take on training.

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Consultant, Training Facilitator and company director, Mal has a history of work in the oil and gas sector, process operation and hazard management.  He has extensive experience in many roles in the workforce and brings authentic experience to the training situation.  With a background in physics, chemistry, statistics and human anatomy he knows his subject matter well, and this knowledge and experience comes to the fore in his training and delivery.

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Steve’s background includes serving with the Royal Marines Commando, a teacher of Art and Design, Fire Fighter (NZFS), Ship Security Officer maintaining security. His personal passion lies with mountaineering and climbing, bringing valuable rope skills and rescue to the Industrial rope access industry. Steve has a strong understanding of teams working under high pressure in high hazard and high stress environments. He holds a postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as qualifications in Training, Assessment, Rope Access and Occupation and Health and Safety.


Great experience-  Great to try different extinguishers.  Excellent instruction.


Course was very informative.


It's always good to refresh training and to catch up with the changes and updates.


Have completed Bosiet, PTW and now Gas Test. All have been excellent.

Gough Cat

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