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Authorized Gas Tester

 gas tester

Course name

Authorized Gas Tester


1 Day

Target group

This programme is designed to meet the initial onshore training and knowledge assessment
requirements for personnel preparing to work as Authorised Gas Tester training and is required
for those involved with testing for flammable gas in preparation for hot work.


All delegates must bring Original PASSPORT or Copy only.
All delegates will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire prior to course


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 safely conduct tests for flammable
gases in preparation hot work in the workplace.
Delegates will also learn about relevant legislative requirements, gas measuring and
monitoring equipment and documenting gas test results.


Delegates will receive theoretical and practical knowledge in the following areas:
- Hot work and the production of flammable and toxic gases
- The principles of hot work gas testing
- The hazards and properties of flammable gases
- Using risk assessments and safe systems of work
- The implications of organizational and statutory requirements
- How to interpret operational requirements
- How to select, use and care for PPE and RPE
- How to work within the Permit to Work system
- Interpreting relevant operational instructions
- The operating principles of atmosphere measuring equipment
- The strengths and weaknesses of flammable and toxic gas detection equipment
- How to set up the relevant detector and confirm its correct functioning
- Locating sentinel styled equipment for optimum benefit
- How to correctly obtain a representative sample of the atmosphere being tested
- Gas detector pre-start checks
- Calibrating the instruments
- Detectors used for the flammable product
- Interpreting and documenting the results

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