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The Authorised Gas Tester role is critical in testing for and ensuring safe working atmospheres, in particular: permit controlled confined spaces, and prior to and during hot work.

This course is designed to provide the basic training, knowledge, assessment and certification requirements for Authorised Gas Testers.

The aim and objectives of the Authorised Gas Tester training programme is to ensure that personnel preparing for a gas tester role are equipped with the knowledge to conduct gas tests for oxygen levels, flammable and toxic gases safely.  

This training programme also equips the delegate with knowledge to conduct gas testing within confined spaces and awareness of associated confined space hazards.

Delegates will also learn about relevant legislative requirements, gas measuring and monitoring equipment and documenting gas test results.

  • Introduction
  • OPITO
  • Confined space criteria
  • The hazards of operations within an oxygen deficient, toxic or flammable environment
  • Carrying out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment
  • Using safe systems of work
  • The implications of organisational and statutory requirements
  • Interpreting operational requirements
  • Selecting and using PPE and RPE
  • Working within the Permit to Work system
  • The operating principles of atmosphere monitoring and measuring equipment
  • Gas detector pre-start checks
  • Calibrating the instruments used in atmospheric testing
  • How to set up the relevant detector for each gas testing application

PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Gas detector pre-start checks
  • Calibrating the instruments used in atmospheric testing
  • How to set up the relevant detector for each gas testing application

PRESENTATIONS

  • The behaviour of different flammable and toxic gases
  • The range and frequency of tests
  • Acceptable levels of flammable and toxic gases
  • Performing gas tests in sequence
  • Obtaining a representative atmosphere sample
  • Monitoring and retesting
  • Where to site ongoing monitoring equipment
  • Interpreting and documenting the results

PRACTICAL EXERCISES

  • Gas detector pre-start checks
  • Calibrating the instruments used in atmospheric testing
  • How to set up the relevant detector for each
  • gas testing application
  • Obtaining a representative atmosphere sample
  • Where to site ongoing monitoring equipment

EXAM

The scheduled course dates below are for training to be delivered at AquaTerra House.

If these dates are not suitable, or you would like to enquire about training delivery at your own premises/site, please use the button below to send an enquiry

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December 2019

9 Dec 2019 - 10 Dec 2019

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23 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019

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January 2020

13 Jan 2020 - 14 Jan 2020

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February 2020

10 Feb 2020 - 11 Feb 2020

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March 2020

16 Mar 2020 - 17 Mar 2020

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April 2020

13 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020

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May 2020

11 May 2020 - 12 May 2020

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June 2020

15 Jun 2020 - 16 Jun 2020

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July 2020

13 Jul 2020 - 14 Jul 2020

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August 2020

10 Aug 2020 - 11 Aug 2020

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September 2020

14 Sep 2020 - 15 Sep 2020

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October 2020

12 Oct 2020 - 13 Oct 2020

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November 2020

16 Nov 2020 - 17 Nov 2020

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2 days
Course Duration
12
Max Participants

The Candidate must:

  • attend the entire course
  • adhere to course content and demonstrate the required practical application techniques  
  • receive a pass mark of 80% on the examination

Certificates awarded after successful completion of the course will be valid for a three year period after which recertification must take place.