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This OPITO-approved course can be completed online with identity verification.
Before you can access the course, you will be asked to complete an identity verification check followed by an OPITO registration form. The course cannot be accessed until both steps are completed.
For the identity verification check, you will need a picture ID, such as a passport or driving license, and a smartphone.
On completion of the course, you will automatically receive a Mintra certificate and this will then be replaced with the OPITO - approved certificate usually within two business days.
Who is the course for?
This course contains the underpinning knowledge for Authorised Gas Testing 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 codes 9240 and 9242 (Digital Delivery)
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the course elements and have a pass mark of 80%
End of course assessment with an 80% pass mark.
• 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
This course is CPD accredited. Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the largest and leading independent CPD accreditation organisation working across all industry sectors. www.cpuk.co.uk
This course is OPITO accredited. OPITO is the global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry and has been setting standards since 1991 to help improve workforce safety and competence. www.opito.com