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Authorised Gas Tester Training (AGT)

OPITO Approved

Entry Criteria:     All existing and prospective delegates required to work as Authorised Gas Testers (Testing for flammable gas in preparation for hot work / Confined Space Testing / Gas Monitoring for Hot work Sites)

Course Duration:     2 Days

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

The aim and objectives of the Authorised Gas Tester 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.

On successful completion of the training, the participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of: 
  1. Confined space criteria
  2. The type of operations being tested for flammable and toxic gases
  3. The hazards of operations within an oxygen-enriched, oxygen-deficient, toxic or flammable environment and carrying out suitable and sufficient risk assessments
  4. Understand the safe systems of work, how to work within the safe system of work, the associated responsibilities and the implications of statutory and organisational requirements
  5. How to select, use and care for PPE and RPE
  6. The operating principles of atmosphere monitoring and measuring equipment and failure modes and the implications of WEL for toxic gases and LEL for flammable gases
  7. Equipment required for testing for hydrocarbons/ flammable gases in inert atmospheres and flammable products
  8. Gas detector pre-start checks, calibration and Performing Gas tests in sequential order
  9. Hot work (any operation involving naked flames or producing heat and/or sparks or any operation that has spark potential)
  10. Principles of hot work gas testing, hazards & properties of different flammable/toxic gases
  11. Acceptable levels of flammable gases and the correct amount of oxygen
  12. Where to site portable or transportable equipment that will be used to continuously monitor the atmosphere and importance of sampling confined spaces at a distance
  13. Range and frequency of tests and monitoring and retesting requirements after initial entry
  14. Roles and responsibilities of the Fire Watch, Stand By person and Gas Monitor
  15. Impact of environmental changes on working conditions
  16. Impact of environmental changes on working conditions
  17. Importance of checking controls on the equipment are as specified.

Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom 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