Gas Detection & Nitrogen Awareness

Earn your Gas Detection certificate upon successful completion of this course


This gas monitor training course is designed to provide information about detection and control of flammable and toxic atmospheres to help you remain safe while working around potentially dangerous gases. This gas detection course explores the features and operation of the most common detector tube devices (bellows and piston) and gas monitors (personal, portable, and fixed). This course also covers explosive ranges, toxic atmospheres, oxygen levels, flammable substances, flammable gas principles, vapour detection, and much more!

Who should take this gas detection course?

Anyone entering a work site that requires any type of gas detection equipment. This equipment can be found on many sites including plant sites, drilling operations, servicing operations, pipeline operations, up stream and down stream oilfield operations, confined spaces, and more.


This online Gas Detection and Nitrogen Awareness course covers the following topics:

  • The hazards and characteristics of gases and vapours

  • The properties, uses, and dangers of nitrogen

  • The difference between gas testing, monitoring, and detection

  • Reasons and conditions for testing hazardous atmospheres

  • Factors when choosing gas testing equipment


  • The proper use of handheld mechanical testers

  • The general operation and care of electronic sensors

  • Types of electronic monitors

  • Zeroing, bump testing, and calibrating electronic monitors

  • Proper use and care of personal monitors


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 75 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

You must receive a mark of 80% on each chapter in order to pass this course. Each chapter can be repeated as many times as needed in efforts to achieve the pass mark.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

Universally Compatible

This behaviour based safety training course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.