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Module 62: Demonstrate knowledge of the most common harmful gases and vapors



This Sub Skill Module is for persons who must know the most common harmful gases and vapours.

People credited with this Sub Skill Module are able to:

  • Explain the ceiling limits and effects of the gases and vapours.
  • Explain the various types of detection and measurement methodologies for the gases and vapours and the detection instruments’ operation.
  • Explain the characteristics, sources, occurrence of the gases and vapours.
  • Explain the action to be taken and consequences of not taking action if the gases and vapours are encountered.

The knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this Sub Skill Module contribute to social and economic transformation and the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector by demonstrating knowledge of the most common harmful gases and vapours as part of the mining process.

This Sub Skill Module is intended to promote general knowledge and understanding of persons responsible for making safe a workplace in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable, competent and informed workers.

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