Authorised Gas Testing
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Aim
This programme is designed to meet the initial onshore training and knowledge assessment requirements for personnel preparing to work as Authorised Gas Testers and is required for those involved with performing a test for oxygen, flammable and toxic gases up to and including working in confined spaces.

Objectives
The aim and objectives of the AGT 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.

Course Content
To successfully complete this course delegates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Confined space criteria.
  • The hazards of operations within an oxygen deficient, toxic or flammable environment.
  • Carrying out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment (TBRA) or (KBRA).
  • Using safe systems of work .
  • The implications of organisational and statutory requirements .
  • Interpreting operational requirements .
  • How to select, use and care for 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring and retesting.
  • Where to site portable or transportable equipment that will be used to continuously monitor the atmosphere.
  • Interpreting and documenting the results.
Delegate Pre-requisites
There are no pre-requisites.

Training Durations
2 days

Validity
2 years.