Gas Monitor (OPITO-Approved)

£75.00

QUICK OVERVIEW

The aim of this course is to teach you the requirements associated with gas detection. On successful completion, you will have the basic knowledge necessary to allow you to operate as a Gas Monitor. You will be given two attempts at each module, and you must score 80% to pass. This course should take around 4 hours. However, we recommend you take your time and progress at a pace that you find comfortable.

This course is a replacement for the previous OPITO-Approved Authorised Gas Tester Level 3, following a change in standards by OPITO. The new Authorised Gas Tester standards are effective as of Monday 5th August 2019. 

Product Information

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to teach you the requirements associated with providing safety watch duties for Hot-Work sites. On successful completion, you will have the basic knowledge necessary to allow you to carry out the role. You may, however, be asked to complete further workplace training before being formally appointed.

This course is a replacement for the previous OPITO-Approved Authorised Gas Tester Level 3, following a change in standards by OPITO. The new Authorised Gas Tester standards are effective as of Monday 5th August 2019.

Overview

This course will provide you with the associated information on the following:

• The responsibilities of the Fire Watch, Standby Person and Gas Monitor Role
• How to use and care for personal protective equipment
• How gases behave and the implications for the worksite
• The importance of good and regular communication

There will be a final test that brings together all of the information within the course. When you pass the course, you will be issued with a certificate which is valid for 3 years. If you fail, you will have 2 remediation attempts.

This course should take around 1 hour to complete. However, we recommend you take your time and progress at a pace that you find comfortable.

Learning Objectives

  • Hot work (any operation involving naked flames or producing heat and/or sparks or any operation that has spark potential)
  • Confined space criteria
  • The type of operations being tested for flammable and toxic gases
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Fire Watch
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Standby Person
  • Responsibilities of the Gas Monitor role
  • How to select, use and care for PPE
  • How to work within the Safe System of Work
  • The hazards and properties of flammable and toxic gases
  • The behaviour of gases
  • Impact of environmental changes on working conditions
  • The importance of checking that the controls on the equipment are as specified
  • Sources of assistance and specialist support
  • Completion of relevant documentation

Additional Information

  • Duration: 1 Hour (approx.)
  • Knowledge Check: 28 Questions Final Assessment

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows (7,8,10) and Apple Mac
  • Browsers: Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Additional Hardware: Please ensure you have headphones or speakers
  • Please note: Our courses cannot be run on smartphones

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