Professional Development Seminar 

Gas Detection and Monitoring
Interpreting and Complying with AS/NZS 2290.3:2018


Our newly designed Gas Detection and Monitoring seminar has been especially developed to provide key stakeholders in the coal mining sector with a deep review of the new edition of the AS/NZS 2290.3:2018 Standard along with discussion on Amendment 1.

The seminar will help participants with interpreting and complying with the Standard, providing them with a comprehensive understanding of requirements and recommendations for the inspection and maintenance of gas detection equipment.


Presented by Ian Webster

Ian Webster is one of Australia’s leading technical experts in the design, performance and maintenance of gas detectors for use in coal mines.

He has provided significant input into the development of national and international standards for gas detection in mines, and has presented invited papers on the subject at leading industry conferences, including:

  • Queensland Mines Health and Safety Conference

  • Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar (EESS, NSW)

  • Mines Electrical Safety Seminar (MESC, Qld)

  • Mine Managers Association of Australia (MMAA)

  • Underground EEMs Seminars, Qld and NSW

  • Ventilation Officers Seminar, Qld


Ian is Chief Researcher for an ACARP project looking into dust accumulation in gas detectors and the effect this has on detector performance.

course content

The seminar will comprehensively cover:

  • Motivation for revision of the Standard

  • Main differences between the old and new Standards

  • Principles underpinning the revised Standard

  • Key elements for compliance with the revised Standard

  • Discussion on Amendment 1

  • Expected schedule of inspections and tests

  • Inspection and test requirements for portable monitors

  • Inspection and test requirements for fixed and machine mounted monitors

  • Inspection and test requirements for tube bundles and

  • gas chromatograph systems

  • Accuracy requirements for gas detectors

  • Response time testing of gas detectors

  • Telemetry systems

  • Design and use of calibration cups

Locations, dates and venues

All courses held between 8:30am and 11am

  • Newcastle - 10 September - Verico Asset Integrity Services, Warabrook

  • Singleton - 11 September - Hunter Convention Centre, Charbonnier Hotel

  • Brisbane - 24 September - Novotel Brisbane Airport (CANCELLED)

  • Mackay - 25 September - Rydges Hotel

  • Moranbah - 26 September - Moranbah Workers’ Club

  • Lithgow - 1 October - Zig Zag Motel Function Centre

  • Wollongong - 2 October - Adina Apartment Hotel

  • Mudgee - 3 October - Winning Post Motor Inn

Session Cost: $295pp +gst


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Once registration is submitted, an invoice and confirmation will be emailed to you.

If you do not receive the invoice and confirmation, please contact Verico Training Services.