Who is the course for?
This course contains the underpinning knowledge required for AGT Levels 1, 2 and 3 which are required for those involved in carrying out tests for oxygen and for flammable and toxic gases prior to hot work or work in a confined space; and for those involved in performing safety watch duties for hot work activities.
Is previous experience required?
It is expected that as a participant in this course, you will have received formal training in gas testing and that you hold suitable qualifications.
How will the course benefit me?
The risk of incidents involving gas occurs across the international oil and gas industry, particularly when working in confined spaces or during hot work. This course will give you a basic understanding of gas hazards and how these can be mitigated by testing and other control measures.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you understand how, when and where to carry out the necessary gas tests prior to confined space entry activities.
How will the course benefit my company?
By correctly ensuring that atmospheres are safe for hot work or work activities in confined spaces, you contribute to the safety of the asset, your fellow workers and yourself. A reduction in incidents means a safer working environment for everyone.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course is written to the following OPITO standards:
Authorised Gas Tester Training Level 1 – Initial testing for confined space
Authorised Gas Tester Training Level 2 – Initial testing for Hot Work
Authorised Gas Tester Training Level 3 – Initial Gas Monitoring for Hotwork Sites
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