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Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at Individuals who are responsible for the ongoing monitoring of hot work sites.
Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course. It is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.
How will the course benefit me?
This course will provide you with the skills required to safely carry out the role of a Gas Monitor.
How will the course benefit my company?
This course aims to ensure that personnel are provided with the knowledge and techniques necessary to carry out gas monitoring at hot work sites.
What standards or regulations are referenced in the course?
• The Health and Safety at Work Act
• The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
• The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
• The Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, Emergency Response - PFEER) Regulations
• Confined Space Regulations
Is there an assessment?
At the end of the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
• Identify the role of the role an Authorised Gas Tester
• Identify the consequences of not carrying out the role correctly
• Provide an overview of the responsibilities of the Gas Monitor
• Describe the organisational and statutory requirements in relation to gas testing and the requirements for safe systems of work
• Define the relative densities of different gases and identify where they are normally located
• Define the relative densities of each gas and where the Gas Tester would normally expect to locate them
• Describe the attributes of sulphur dioxide and its effect on the human body
• Describe how flammable atmospheres are created
• Define LEL, the explosive envelope and UEL
• Illustrate the formation of gas plumes and the effects of turbulence
• Explain the fire triangle
• Explain the importance of removing fuel sources to prevent fire and explosions
• Illustrate the effects of explosions and overpressure
• Explain how pool and jet fires are created and describe their effects
• Describe, and explain the general operation of, a generic four channel gas monitor
• Describe the standard checks to be carried out prior to use of a gas monitor
• Describe the effects of toxic gases on the human body
• Describe the role of the fire watcher during hot work operations
• Explain where the fire watcher and gas monitor should be located
• Identify the actions to take in the event that an alarm is sounded
• Define what is meant by a confined space
• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection
• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above
• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
• Minimum browser size – none
• Audio – requires device speaker or headphones
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