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Authorised Gas Tester Training - Level 2

OPITO Approved

Entry Criteria:     All existing and prospective delegates required to visit an offshore oil gas installation

Course Duration:     1 Day

Course Description

The authorised gas tester (AGT) role is critical in testing for and ensuring safe working atmospheres, in particular: permit controlled confined spaces, and prior to and during hot work. The tasks authorised gas testers are required to undertake may vary depending on the workplace operation at the time. The tasks also vary in complexity and responsibility. Therefore, the AGT role has been split into three levels, they are: AGT Level 1, AGT Level 2 and AGT Level 3.

AGT Level 2 is required for those involved with testing for flammable gas in preparation for hot work.

Course Objectives

The aim and objectives of the AGT Level 2 training programme is to ensure that personnel preparing for a gas tester role are equipped with the knowledge to safely conduct tests for flammable gases in preparation hot work in the workplace.

On successful completion of the training, the participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  1. Hot work and the production of flammable and toxic gases
  2. The principles of hot work gas testing
  3. The hazards and properties of flammable gases
  4. Using risk assessments and safe systems of work
  5. The implications of organisational and statutory requirements
  6. How to interpret operational requirements
  7. How to select, use and care for PPE and RPE
  8. How to work within the Permit to Work system
  9. Interpreting relevant operational instructions
  10. The operating principles of atmosphere measuring equipment
  11. The strengths and weaknesses of flammable and toxic gas detection equipment
  12. How to set up the relevant detector and confirm its correct functioning
  13. Locating sentinel styled equipment for optimum benefit
  14. How to correctly obtain a representative sample of the atmosphere being tested
  15. Gas detector pre-start checks
  16. Calibrating the instruments
  17. Detectors used for the flammable product
  18. Interpreting and documenting the results

Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the course.
  1. Passport copy / driving license / govt. Issued personal ID card
  2. 2 passport size photos (on white background)
  3. Approved offshore medical certificate
  4. OPITO courses, if any