Course Information This course is accredited to the OPITO Gas Monitor standard. The course will ensure that personnel preparing to provide safety watch duties through the ongoing monitoring of hot-work sites are equipped with the relevant knowledge to safely carry out the role.
Our course has been developed in bitesize learning chunks for each topic. At the end of each module, there will be an assessment. Delegates will need to pass each module at 80 percent or above. When you pass the course, you will be issued with a certificate which is valid for 3 years.
The aim of this course is to teach you the requirements associated with providing safety watch duties for hot-work sites. On successful completion, you will have the basic knowledge necessary to allow you to carry out the role. You may however be asked to complete further workplace training before being formally appointed.
LO1: Hot work (any operation involving naked flames or producing heat and/or sparks or any operation that has spark potential)
LO2: Confined space criteria
LO3: The type of operations being tested for flammable and toxic gases
LO4: Roles and Responsibilities of the Fire Watch
LO5: Roles and Responsibilities of the Standby Person
LO6: Responsibilities of the Gas Monitor role
LO7: How to select, use and care for PPE
LO8: How to work within the Safe System of Work
LO9: The hazards and properties of flammable and toxic gases
LO10: The behaviour of gases
LO11: Impact of environmental changes on working conditions
LO12: The importance of checking that the controls on the equipment are as specified
LO13: Sources of assistance and specialist support