The course is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills to act as authorised gas testers and is to cover the following;
- Narcotic effects of hydrocarbons.
- Testing in confined spaces, covering confined space criteria
- Testing for hot work, covering hot work criteria; the type of production operation being tested for flammable and toxic gases; the principles of hot work gas testing as applied to the work area; the hazards and properties of flammable gases; carrying out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment before testing Activities; using safe systems of work including PTW procedures; and using observers to raise the alarm and initiate emergency response.
- 4. Use of atmosphere / gas measuring and monitoring equipment, covering how to access and interpret the relevant operational instructions; the operating principles of atmosphere monitoring and measuring equipment and frequently observed failure modes; the strengths and weaknesses of the various types of atmospheric flammable and toxic gas detection equipment
- Gas testing in confined spaces, covering the hazards and properties of flammable and toxic gases including oxygen deficiency and enrichment, nitrogen and specialist materials appropriate to the location; the behaviour of different gases after the initial entry; where to site ongoing monitoring equipment for vessel entry.
|6. Gas testing for hot work, covering the different types of detectors used for the flammable product; how to set up the relevant detector for each gas testing application and confirm its correct functioning;|
- 7. Interpreting and documenting the results of a gas test, covering how to interpret the results, to include both normal and abnormal; how to document the results and advise relevant personnel.