Courses - Confined Space - OPITO Gas Monitor

Duration: 1 day

Price: £445.00
Course Dates
This course has no scheduled dates and will be run at client request only. To send a booking request for this course, please fill in the form below.

The tasks Gas Monitors are required to undertake may vary depending on the workplace operation at the time. The tasks also vary in complexity and responsibility. Therefore, the Gas Monitor Standard provides delegates with an understanding of:

What is required for those who provide safety watch duties by the ongoing monitoring of a hot work site.

This course is designed to meet the initial training and knowledge assessment requirements for personnel preparing to work as Gas Monitors.

The aim and objectives of the Gas Monitor training standard is to ensure that personnel preparing for a gas monitor role involved in providing safety watch duties by the ongoing monitoring of a hot work site are equipped with the relevant knowledge to safely carry out the role.

Take a look at OPITO’s page on Gas Monitors.

Authorised Gas Monitor

  • Hot work (any operation involving naked flames or producing heat and/or sparks or any operation that has spark potential)
  • Confined space criteria
  • The type of operations being tested for flammable and toxic gases
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Fire Watch
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Stand By person
  • Responsibilities of the Gas Monitor role
  • How to select, use and care for PPE
  • How to work within the safe system of work
  • The hazards and properties of flammable gases
  • The behaviour of different flammable and toxic gases
  • The potential arrival of flammable gas or vapour clouds at the hot work site
  • Impact of environmental changes on working conditions
  • Importance of checking controls on the equipment are as specified
  • Importance of regular communication
  • Sources of assistance and specialist support
  • Completion of relevant documentation

Send us a course enquiry!

DD slash MM slash YYYY

Contact Details

Main Office

AquaTerra House,
Tofthills Avenue,
Midmill Business Park,
Kintore, Aberdeen,
UK, AB51 0QP

Email Address


Phone Number

+44 (0) 1224 392626