OPITO Authorised Gas Tester Training - Level 1 Gas Testing including Confined Space Testing

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  • 1.5 days
  • Confined Space Entry


This training programme is designed to meet the initial onshore training and knowledge assessment requirements for personnel preparing to work as Authorised Gas Testers. In addition to this, delegates will be made aware of confined space criteria, the hazards of operations within an oxygen deficient, toxic or flammable environment, the behavior of different gases and how to safely obtain a representative sample of the atmosphere. The course consists of both theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to show their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.


By the end of this training programme delegates will be aware of:

  • Confined space criteria and the hazards of operations within confined spaces
  • The requirements for a suitable and sufficient risk assessment and using safe systems of work
  • Working with and within the permit to work system
  • How to interpret operational requirements
  • The correct selection of PPE and RPE for the hazards faced
  • The operating principles of atmosphere monitoring and measuring equipment
  • The calibration requirements for gas detection and monitoring equipment
  • The behaviour of different flammable and toxic gases
  • The hazards and properties of different gases including oxygen deficient and enriched atmospheres
  • Acceptable levels of flammable and toxic gases
  • How to set up the relevant detector for each gas testing application
  • How to obtain a representative sample of the atmosphere
  • Where to site ongoing monitoring equipment
  • How to interpret and document the results

Target Audience

Personnel preparing to work as Authorised Gas Testers Level 1 and who is required to perform a gas test for oxygen, flammable and toxic gases up to and including working in confined spaces. The training programme is also required for personnel undertaking Safety Watch duties at the entrance to a confined space.


All personnel who participate in authorised gas tester training must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully. All personnel will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement


Survivex Ltd
Kirkhill Commercial Park, Dyce Avenue
Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0LQ


Successful personnel will be issued with an OPITO Authorised Gas Tester Level 1 Initial Training certificate


Authorised Gas Testers Level 1 must revalidate their OPITO certificates every three years

Delegates should bring

  • Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport


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