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Authorized Gas Tester Level 1 (AGT 1)
OIH-2-1-1
2
Every three years.

This course is designed to meet the initial training and assessment requirements for Authorised Gas Testers Level 1 in accordance with both OPITO-approved Standard for Authorised Gas Testers.

For personnel who are required to perform a test for oxygen, flammable and toxic gases up to and including working in confined spaces. Those
undertaking this training will be assessed against all of AGT 1, AGT 2 and AGT 3.

The syllabus focuses on:

  •     Selection, care and use of PPE for gas testing
  •     Types of fixed, portable and personal monitors
  •     Statutory requirements (HASAWA, Confined Space Regulations, ACOP)
  •     Implications of EH40 document (Workplace Exposure Limits)
  •     Hazards associated with toxic, flammable and oxygen deficient/enriched atmospheres
  •     Working with permits, ICCs and entry certificates
  •     Behaviour of different gases
  •     Principals of gas testing in confined spaces
  •     Range and frequency of tests and acceptable limits
  •     How to document results and advise relevant personnel

None.

OPITO-approved certification will be issued on successful completion of the course.