Authorised Gas Tester
No prerequisites are required to sit this course.
LO1: Confined space criteria
LO2: The type of operations being tested for flammable and toxic gasses LO3: The potential cumulative hazards of operations within an oxygen-enriched, oxygen-deficient, toxic or flammable environment and habitats
LO4: Carrying out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment before testing activities and confined space entry
LO5: Understanding responsibilities within safe systems of work
LO6: Nominating standby person to raise the alarm and initiate emergency response
LO7: The implications of statutory requirements with respect to gas testing
LO8: How to interpret operational requirements
LO9: How to select, use and care for PPE for different toxic and flammable gasses and other contaminants through risk assessment
LO10: Consideration of appropriate levels of respiratory protective equipment
LO11: The strengths and weaknesses of the various types of atmospheric
flammable and toxic gas detection equipment
LO12: Determining the extent of the test boundaries
LO13: Calibrating the instruments used in atmospheric testing
LO14: Sources of assistance in the event of damaged or defective equipment
LO15: How to access and interpret the relevant operational instructions LO16: The operating principles of atmosphere monitoring and measuring equipment
LO17: Frequently observed failure modes
LO18: How to correctly select between aspirating and non-aspirating detectors to obtain a representative sample of the atmosphere being tested
LO19: Equipment required for testing for hydrocarbons in inert atmospheres
LO20: Gas detector pre-start checks
LO21: How to document the results and advise relevant personnel
LO22: How to interpret the results to include both normal and abnormal
The course is available in the following languages: English, Spanish.
This course is accredited to the OPITO Authorized Gas Tester standard and has been designed to equip delegates with the knowledge to conduct gas testing within confined spaces with an awareness of associated confined hazards. The authorized gas tester role is critical in testing for and ensuring safe working atmospheres, in particular: permit-controlled confined spaces, plus prior to and during hot work.
Our course has been developed in bite-size learning chunks for each topic. At the end of each unit, there will be an assessment. Delegates will need to pass each module at 80 percent or above. When you pass the course, you will be issued a certificate valid for 3 years.
The aim of this course is to teach you the requirements associated with gas detection. Upon successful completion, you will have the basic knowledge necessary to allow you to operate as an Authorized Gas Tester. You will be given two attempts at each module, and you must score 80 percent to pass.