Authorised Gas Tester Training
1 Day (8 Hours)
Training Objective:

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/cold work in the workplace.

Delegates will also learn about relevant legislative requirements, gas measuring and monitoring equipment and documenting gas test results.

Who Should Attend:

This programme is designed for personnel preparing to work as Authorised Gas and is required for those involved with performing a test for oxygen, flammable and toxic gases up to and including working in confined spaces.

Topics Covered:
  • Hot/cold work and the presence of flammable and toxic gases
  • The principles of hot/cold 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 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
  • Gas detector pre-start checks
  • Calibrating the instruments
  • Detectors used for the flammable product
  • Interpreting and documenting the results