The international oil and gas industry recognises that a major objective is to prevent incidents occurring, and if they do occur, to control them and minimise their effect.
This course is approved by the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) UK. OPITO works together with the industry to drive global standards and qualifications in the offshore industry.
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.
On successful completion of the training, the participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
- 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