Compressed Gas and Cryogenic Safety (WHSO13)

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Who should attend

This online course is designed for all staff and students working with chemicals, specifically gases and cryogenic liquids.  In certain areas, it is a requirement for staff and students to successfully complete this course prior to work/study being carried out within the laboratory.

Course overview

This online course will upgrade the chemical hazard management skills of staff and post-graduate students, with an emphasis on gases and cryogenic liquids. 

There is a compulsory competency assessment at the end of the course and the training is valid for five years.

Key takeaways

At the conclusion of this course participants will understand:

  • The potential hazards associated with gases and cryogenics
  • The dangers associated with pressure, extreme cold and asphyxiation
  • The identification and hazards of gas
  • The identification of gas contents
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • How to design a simple gas reticulation system
  • Best practice in handling gas cylinders and cryogenics
  • The handling and use of the gas container and its valves
  • Emergency procedures

What the course will cover

Topics addressed will include:

  • Properties of gases and cryogenic liquids
  • Safety with pressure
  • Identification of gas cylinders
  • Gas systems and equipment
  • Safe use of compressed gases

When can I enrol

The Compressed Gas and Cryogenic Safety (WHSC13) module is available on Wattle. It can be found by searching for OHSCGCS_2020 in Wattle.


This course is free to ANU staff.


A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program
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