Oil & Gas Process Operations

OPITO Authorised Gas Tester (AGT)

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £445.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Gain awareness of relevant legislative controls
  • Understand the principles and use of atmosphere measuring and monitoring equipment
  • Learn how to interpret and document results
  • Understanding of gas testing for hot work and gas testing in confined spaces
  • Understand the responsibilities of providing safety watch duties 

Course Content

  • Unit OIS-102 Authorised Gas Tester
  • Unit OIS-103 Testing for flammable gas in preparation for hot work
  • Unit OIS-104 Confined Space Testing
  • Unit OIS-105 Gas Monitoring


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

PPE is not required.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel preparing to work as Authorised Gas Tester (AGT). In the workplace persons undertaking standby/safety watch duties at the entrance to a confined space shall be an AGT or Gas Monitor.

For those involved with performing a test for oxygen, flammable and toxic gases up to and including working in confined spaces for those involved with testing for flammable gases in preparation for hot work and those who provide safety watch duties by the ongoing monitoring of a hot work site.


OPITO Certificate, valid for 3-years.

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