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OPITO Authorised Gas Tester (AGT)

Course information

Target group:

Personnel responsible for conducting atmospheric testing at the worksite.


The OPITO approved course can now be completed online.


Due to the current COVID-19 situation, OPITO has altered the required processes to gain accreditation. You no longer have to attend an invigilation centre to complete this course, but must prove identity where required.


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)


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%

Please find pre-course information and learning outcomes here: 



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