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Authorised Gas Tester Training Level 2 (OPITO Approved)

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Authorised Gas Tester Training Level 2 (OPITO Approved)


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.

Target Group

This programme is designed for personnel preparing to work as Authorised Gas Testers Level 2 and is required for those involved with testing for flammable gas in preparation for hot work.


No prerequisites required for Authorised Gas Tester Training.



Course Contents

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 organisational and statutory requirements How to interpret operational requirements
Selection, use and care for PPE and RPE
How to work within the Permit to Work system
Interpretation of 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 and calibrating the instruments
Detectors used for the flammable product Interpreting and documenting the results