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Authorised Gas Tester Training Standard Digital Delivery

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 9242

Who is this Product for?

This programme is designed to meet the initial training and knowledge assessment requirements for personnel preparing to work as Authorised Gas Testers*.

*Note: In the workplace, persons undertaking Standby/Safety Watch duties at the entrance to a confined space shall be an Authorised Gas Tester or an Authorised Gas Monitor.

What does this Product cover?

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

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

Entry Requirements

Centres must be in adherance with the OPITO Digital Delivery Training and Assessment Packages document.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Authorised Gas Tester Training Digital Delivery the learner will need to complete the 4 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

4 hours

What could this Product lead to?

To progress onto further workplace training and workplace competence assessment prior to formal appointment.


3 years

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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