Authorised Gas Tester (AGT) Course

OPITO-Certified AGT (course code 9240). Contact time: 16-hours

The Authorised Gas Tester role is critical in testing for and ensuring safe working atmospheres, in particular: permit controlled confined spaces, and prior to and during hot work.

The aim and objectives of the Authorised Gas Tester training programme is to ensure that personnel preparing for a gas tester role are equipped with the knowledge to conduct gas tests for oxygen levels, flammable and toxic gases safely.

This training programme also equips the delegate with knowledge to conduct gas testing within confined spaces and awareness of associated confined space hazards.

Delegates will also learn about relevant legislative requirements, gas measuring and monitoring equipment and documenting gas test results.

The specific purpose of this standard is to set out the basic training, knowledge assessment and certification requirements for Authorised Gas Testers, conducted at OPITO-approved training centres.

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.

Course Learning Outcome:

MODULE 1  Authorised Gas Tester

MODULE 2  Testing for flammable gas in preparation for hot work

MODULE 3  Confined Space Testing

MODULE 4  Gas Monitoring for Hotwork Sites

Click HERE to retrieve the complete ‘Course Learning Outcome’ for this training program.

Training program comes with a competency test at end of session.

1. AGT performing confined space gas-checking & entry in a competent manner.


2. AGT conducting gas-checking prior to hotwork being performed (enclosed/opened spaces)

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