Authorised Gas Tester – Level 3 (OPITO Approved)



This course, accredited to the OPITO Authorised Gas Tester – Level 3 standard, will give candidates the knowledge required, in preparation to work as a Safety Watch. They will gain knowledge of relevant procedures, how to work within a permit to work system, how to use gas detecting equipment, the behaviours of different gases and information on how to complete relevant documentation.

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Product Information

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with the knowledge to allow them to operate as a Level 3 Authorised Gas Tester.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe hot work and the dangers associated with this type of work
  • Identify the type of production operation being tested for flammable and toxic gases
  • Describe the duties of the Safety Watch
  • Describe the implications of organisational and statutory requirements
  • Describe how to access and interpret relevant operational requirements
  • Describe how to select, use and care for PPE and RPE
  • Describe how to work within the Permit to Work system
  • Describe the hazards and properties of different flammable gases
  • Describe the behaviour of different gases
  • Describe how to check the controls on gas detecting equipment
  • Describe the importance of regular communication
  • Describe how to complete the relevant documentation

Additional Information

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Knowledge Check: 11 Questions Final Assessment
  • Remediation: This course includes 2 additional remediation attempts at the Final Assessment should the delegate not successfully demonstrate all OPITO Learning Outcomes during initial assessment. To qualify for remediation, the delegate must score between 80% – 99% in the Final Assessment.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows (7,8,10) and Apple Mac
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Plug-In: Adobe Flash Player required
  • Additional Hardware: Please ensure that you have headphones or speakers
  • Please note that our courses cannot be run on tablets or smartphones


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