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The tasks Gas Monitors are required to undertake may vary depending on the workplace operation at the time. The tasks also vary in complexity and responsibility.

This course is designed to meet the initial training and knowledge assessment requirements for personnel preparing to work as Gas Monitors.

The aim and objectives of the Gas Monitor training standard is to ensure that personnel preparing for a gas monitor role involved in providing safety watch duties by the ongoing monitoring of a hot work site are equipped with the relevant knowledge to safely carry out the role.

  • Introduction
  • OPITO
  • Hot work (any operation involving naked flames or producing heat and/or sparks or any operation that has spark potential)
  • Confined space criteria
  • The type of operations being tested for flammable and toxic gases
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Fire Watch
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Stand By person
  • Responsibilities of the Gas Monitor role
  • How to select, use and care for PPE
  • How to work within the safe system of work
  • The hazards and properties of flammable gases
  • The behaviour of different flammable and toxic gases
  • The potential arrival of flammable gas or vapour clouds at the hot work site
  • Impact of environmental changes on working conditions
  • Importance of checking controls on the equipment are as specified
  • Importance of regular communication
  • Sources of assistance and specialist support
  • Completion of relevant documentation

PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

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

PRACTICAL EXERCISES

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

EXAM

This course has no scheduled dates and will be run at client request only. To send a booking request for this course, please click the button below.

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1 Day
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.