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Authorised Gas Tester(agt) Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Combined

Duration 2 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £430.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Training Centre

Availability

Date Time Cost Venue Places  
11 Sep - 12 Sep 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £430.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 11
13 Nov - 14 Nov 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £430.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 12

About this course

Practical Content 25% Theoretical Content 75%

Target Audience

Personnel involved with performing a test for Oxygen, Flammable, and toxic gases up to and including, working in confined spaces

> Personnel involved in testing for Flammable Gas in preparation for Hot Work

> Personnel involved in Firewatch duties

 

Course Aims

The aim is to ensure that personnel preparing for the gas tester role are equipped with the knowledge to conduct gas tests for oxygen levels, flammable and toxic gases safely. In addition to equip personnel with the knowledge.

to conduct gas testing within confined spaces and awareness of associated confined space hazards.

> To ensure that personnel preparing for a gas tester role are equipped with the knowledge to safely conduct tester role are equipped with the knowledge to conduct gas tests for oxygen levels, flammable and toxic gases safely. In addition to equip personnel with the knowledge to conduct gas testing within confined spaces and awareness of associated confined space hazards.

> To ensure that personnel preparing for a gas tester role are equipped with the knowledge to safely conduct tests for flammable gases in preparation for Hot Work at the worksite. In addition to learn about relevant legislative requirements, gas measuring, monitoring equipment, and documenting gas test results.

> To ensure that personnel preparing for a gas tester 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

Course Content

Confined space criteria; the hazards of operations within an oxygen deficient, toxic or flammable environment; Hot work and the creation of toxic products; the principles of Hot Work gas testing,

Implications of organizational and statutory requirements; selection and care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Respiratory Protective RPE); Working within the Permit system;

Using Risk assessments and safe systems of work, how to interpret operational requirements and instructions,

Hazards and properties of flammable gases; behaviours of different gases; how flammable gas, toxic gas, or vapour clouds arrive at the hot work site; checking controls on the equipment; the importance of regular communication completing relevant documentation for the job.

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 flammable product & atmospheric testing; interpreting and documenting the results; the range and frequency of tests; acceptable levels of flammable and toxic gases;

performing gas tests in sequence; monitoring and retesting; where to site ongoing monitoring equipment

Delivery

Classroom and practical scenarios on the Abcol Production platform

Certification

Standard Authorised Gas Tester Level 1(9024)

> Gas Testing for Confined Space Work

> Standard Authorised Gas Tester Level 2 (9225)

> Gas Testing for Hot Work

> Standard Authorised Gas Tester Level 3 ( 9226)

> Gas Monitoring for Hot Work sites

Required Instructor Qualification/Experience

> Trade qualifications, > Minimum 5 years experience in industry, > A1 or equivalent Workplace Assessor. > AGT Level 1, AGT level 2, AGT level 3.

Min/Max Delegates

4/12, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers

Special Requirements

Delegates are required to supply their own PPE.

 

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd



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