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Authorised Gas Tester (OPITO Approved) Training

Further Information | Course
Duration
300 minutes
Accreditation
OPITO
Category
Health, Safety & Environment, Control of Work
Sector
Oil & Gas
Price
£175.00
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  • PDF certificate sent to learner via email upon completion
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Further Information - Authorised Gas Tester (OPITO Approved) Training

Description

The OPITO approved course can now be completed online.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, OPITO has altered the required processes to gain accreditation. You no longer have to attend an invigilation centre to complete this course, but must prove identity where required.

Self Sponsors:

If you are purchasing this course for yourself, please send a ""Selfie"" of your full face to prove your identity including your personal ID within this to learningcentre@mintragroup.com This must be provided before, or on the same day of completion to gain your approved certificate.

Who is the course for?

This course contains the underpinning knowledge required for Authorised Gas Testing which are required for those involved in carrying out tests for oxygen and for flammable and toxic gases prior to hot work or work in a confined space; and for those involved in performing safety watch duties for hot work activities.

Is previous experience required?

It is expected that as a participant in this course, you will have received formal training in gas testing and that you hold suitable qualifications.

How will the course benefit me?

The risk of incidents involving gas occurs across the international oil and gas industry, particularly when working in confined spaces or during hot work. This course will give you a basic understanding of gas hazards and how these can be mitigated by testing and other control measures.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you understand how, when and where to carry out the necessary gas tests prior to confined space entry activities.

How will the course benefit my company?

By correctly ensuring that atmospheres are safe for hot work or work activities in confined spaces, you contribute to the safety of the asset, your fellow workers and yourself. A reduction in incidents means a safer working environment for everyone.

What standards are referenced in the course?

This course is based on the OPITO Approved Authorised Gas Tester. Standard code 9240 and 9242 (Digital Delivery)

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the course elements and have a pass mark of 80%

Learning Objectives

• Confined space criteria

• The type of operations being tested for flammable and toxic gases

• The hazards of operations within an oxygen-enriched, oxygen-deficient, toxic or flammable environment

• Carrying out suitable and sufficient risk assessments

• Understand safe systems of work, how to work within safe systems of work and the associated responsibilities

• The implications of statutory and organisational requirements

• Interpreting operational requirements

• How to select, use and care for PPE and RPE

• Accessing and interpreting operational instructions

• The operating principles of atmospheric monitoring and measuring equipment and failure modes

• The strengths and weaknesses of various types of atmospheric flammable and toxic gas detection equipment

• Correct selection of aspirating and non-aspirating detectors to obtain representative atmospheric samples

• Equipment required for testing for hydrocarbons in inert atmospheres

• Gas detector pre-start checks

• Determining the extend of test boundaries

• Calibrating the instruments used in atmospheric testing

• Sources of assistance during the event of damaged or defective equipment

• Interpreting normal and abnormal results

• Documenting the results and advising relevant personnel

• Hot work (any operation involving naked flames or producing heat and/or sparks or any operation that has spark potential)

• Types of operations being tested for flammable and toxic gases

• The principles of hot work gas testing

• The hazards and properties of flammable gases

• Acceptable levels of flammable gases and the correct amount of oxygen

• Carrying out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment

• Using safe systems of work and understanding the associated responsibilities

• The implications of organisational and statutory requirements

• Detectors used for flammable products

• How to set up the relevant detectors for each gas testing application and confirm they are functioning correctly

• The range and frequency of tests and monitoring and retesting requirements

• Where to site portable or transportable equipment that will be used to continuously monitor the atmosphere

• The hazards and properties of flammable and toxic gases

• The behaviour of different gases

• The range and frequency of tests, and monitoring and retesting requirements after initial entry

• Acceptable levels of flammable gases and the correct amount of oxygen

• The implications of WEL for toxic gases and LEL for flammable gases

• How to set up the relevant detectors for each gas testing application and confirm they are functioning correctly

• Performing gas tests in sequential order

• How to obtain representative atmosphere samples

• Taking various samples to locate varying concentrations of gases and vapours

• Importance of sampling confined spaces at a distance

• Testing flammable gases in inert atmospheres

• Where to site portable or transportable equipment that will be used to continuously monitor the atmosphere

• Hot work (any operation involving naked flames or producing heat and/or sparks or any operation that has spark potential)

• Confined space criteria

Assessment

Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

  • Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
  • System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
  • Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
  • Minimum browser size - 1024x672
  • Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
  • Notes - Not suitable for smartphones.

Accreditation

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1 Year access

Flexible option for individuals and team leaders


  • Immediate access for 365 days after purchase
  • Launch course instantly after checkout
  • PDF certificate sent to learner via email upon completion
  • Up to 10 licences per single purchase to allocate out to up to 10 learners
£175.00
Further Access

Scalable for companies training large teams


  • Flexible access periods
  • Certificates stored within LMS
  • Full access to Learning Management System

Request Licenses