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Authorised Gas Testing Training


Authorised Gas Testing (AGT) is a critical activity in the oil and gas industry that involves measuring and monitoring gas levels in confined spaces to ensure the safety of workers and the environment. To perform AGT, workers must undergo specialised training and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to operate gas testing equipment and interpret gas readings.

AGT training typically covers the following topics:

  1. The properties of gases and the hazards associated with them.
  2. The types of gas testing equipment and their features.
  3. The procedures for testing and monitoring gas levels in confined spaces.
  4. The interpretation of gas readings and the actions to take based on the results.
  5. The emergency procedures and contingency plans in the event of a gas release or other incidents.

This course contains the underpinning knowledge for Authorised Gas Testing 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.

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

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the course elements and have a pass mark of 80%.