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Coal Mines Technical Services (CMTS) offers a range of gas detection, analysis and awareness training courses that can be customised to suit your unique needs.
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Gas awareness training

We offer custom-designed gas awareness training courses, which include specific detail on the range of gases relevant to the customer’s workplace including physical properties, flammability, toxicity and regulatory atmospheric workplace limits.

Gas detection training

CMTS also offers a training program that typically covers the types of gas detection devices currently available for use, their application and operation, type of sensors, detection range, limitations and operational functions. Courses can be tailored for specific gas detection devices.

The courses would normally also include a gas awareness component to ensure the training participant is conversant with the particular type of gases that are monitored by the various gas detection sensors, including such topics as toxicity, flammability and response.

Gas awareness training and gas detection training can be delivered as simple one-to-two hour information sessions or advanced one-to-two day modules that include formal practical and theoretical assessments.

Gas analysis and interpretation training

Coal mine gas analysis and interpretation is a specific field of expertise that is essential for maintaining a safe underground work environment. CMTS runs training courses covering these more advanced areas of underground coal mining management.

Designed for Deputies, Undermanagers, Ventilation Officers, Engineers and Mine Managers, the training covers:

  • gas properties
  • typical location and occurrence
  • detection systems
  • analysis of atmospheres
  • oxidation, spontaneous combustion, fires and explosions
  • challenges during an emergency
  • interpretation of analytical data and decision making.

Training is delivered by senior CMTS experts and can be standardised or tailored to specific mine site requirements. Historical site-specific trends can be analysed during the course to improve onsite risk management.

Gas Chromatograph training

CMTS provide complimentary gas chromatograph training with any purchase of the SmartGas system. The one-day training is typically undertaken with Mine Deputies, Electrical Fitters, Ventilation Officers, Engineers and Mine Managers and covers system operation skills, interpretation and analysis of a gas atmosphere and basic maintenance and troubleshooting.

We recommend refresher training be undertaken on an annual basis.

Customised occupational hygiene training

CMTS offers a variety of educational sessions on the health effects of exposures, control measures, regulations and exposure standards. Sessions can cover topics including dust, diesel, vibration, noise awareness, chemical exposures, PPE, fatigue management and education on diesel particulates. The training can be run as one-hour in-depth sessions, 15 minute toolbox talks or more detailed training as required.

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General enquiries

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Note: GST of 10% applies to non-accredited training.