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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). This course will not provide you with an OPITO Approved Certificate
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%
• 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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