This course is intended for any personnel that will be entering, working in, providing stand-by for or monitoring confined spaces. This course gives the participant the information required to understand units of measure, sensor technology, sensor response and calibration, principals of gasses and principals of atmospheric testing.  The outcome will leave the student with a clear understanding of how to accurately detect hazardous gasses using a portable gas detector, how to read and understand what the detector is indicating, and how to respond to the reading in order to maintain worker safety. Gas testing forms will be used.

This course is available for groups with a minimum of 7.
Please call 604-298-7777 for availability.

Price: $125.00 / person + optional 1-hour hands on, 50.00 / person.

Course Length: 3 hours

Method of course delivery:

60% Real Time Virtual Training

40% Student Exercises


Upon successful completion a 3 Year Certificate will be issued.

Course Record:

Gas Detection, Developed by Envirosafety Confined Space Equipment Inc., ©2010, ©2015


*Provisional certification: This course requires the participant to demonstrate their competency by performing live exercises. During the COVID-19 pandemic a provisional certificate will be issued under these conditions:
a. For students who have completed a competency assessment by Envirosafety in the past 3 years, a 1-year certification extension will be issued after completing the virtual course.
b. For students who have not completed a competency assessment by Envirosafety, a 3-year certification will be issued requiring them to work under the direct supervision of a trained and qualified supervisor.
c. For students who complete the hands-on competency component within 6 months, a full certification will be issued upon completion. 3-year certification calculated from the virtual leaning date.

100% Written Test (passing score is 70%)

  • Hazardous locations classifications
  • Ingress protection
  • WorkSafeBC Part 9.25-9.26 Regulations
  • Gas monitoring categories
  • Our atmosphere
  • Combustible atmospheres
  • Toxic atmospheres
  • Sensing Technology
  • Applications
  • Types of gas detectors
  • Sensor response and Calibration
  • Atmospheric Testing.

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