Authorised Gas Tester (AGT) Course


The AGT role is critical in testing for and ensuring safe working atmospheres, in particular: permit controlled confined spaces, and prior to and during hot work for both open and enclosed spaces. It will enable one to read and interpret correctly information as obtained from the gas detection means available. The following courses are available:

Certifications come with competency tests at end of sessions (80% passing mark). Upon deemed competent, each participant shall be qualified to receive a Certificate and Training ID card, valid for 3 years. Certificate is recognized within worldwide industries.
 

AGT level 1  
AGT Level 1 is required for those involved with performing a test for oxygen, flammable and toxic gases up to, and including working in confined spaces.
(NOTE: Persons undertaking Standby/Safety Watch duties at the entrance to a confined space shall be an AGT Level 1 Gas Tester.)
 
Job scopes requiring ‘Authorised Gas Tester’ certifications:-

  • confined space entry (for inspection, repair, cleanup, maintenance, painting, etc.)
  • ‘rescue operations’
  • ‘hotwork’ (ie. welding, gas-cutting, grinding, gouging, drilling, chipping, etc.)
  • ‘fire-watchmen’ for ongoing hotwork
  • ‘fire-watchmen’ for ‘hotwork penetration’ on adjacent tanks
  • ‘excavation’
  • ‘odorant house’
  • ‘underground openings’

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AGT level 2  
AGT Level 2 is required for those involved with testing for flammable gas in preparation for hot work (in open spaces).
(if conducted within confined spaces: need also AGT Level 1 certification) 
Job scopes requiring ‘Authorised Gas Tester’ certifications:-

  • ‘leak detection’
  • ‘hot-tapping’
  • ‘hotwork’ within open deck/platform, designated workshop
  • ‘commissioning/de-commissioning’
  • ‘oils spills’
  • ‘pipe flushing’
  • ‘dismantling pipes/valves’
  • ‘bunkering’
  • ‘oil transferring’
  • ‘chemical cleaning’

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AGT level 3  
AGT Level 3 is required for those who provide safety watch duties by the ongoing monitoring of a hot work site (in open spaces).
(if conducted within confined spaces: need also AGT Level 1 certification) 
Job scopes requiring ‘Authorised Gas Tester’ certifications:-

  • ongoing ‘hotwork’ activities with additional ‘fire-fighting training’ competency program

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AGT Combined Level 
AGT Combined Level all conducted in 2-days. It will be a combined course delivery, and candidates will be provided with total (3) separate certificates, ie. AGT Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3.
NOTE: AGT Levels 1, 2 & 3 holds three separate work responsibilities.
 
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Rutledge Assurances

We would like to express our appreciation for the training work and supply of equipment Rutledge has provided. We appreciate the effort you put in to entertain our variety of requests and demands with our ever growing fleet offshore and subsequent increase in manpower. The flexibility shown has proven valuable for us.

—Boskalis