AUTHORISED GAS TESTER (AGT)
Authorised Gas Tester is a person who appointed by employer to carry out atmosphere test. The appointed person must have attended a training course on safe working in confined space conducted by NIOSH or other training provider recognized by DOSH. He or she also must pass the test or examination of Authorized Gas Tester.
Authorised Gas Tester is responsible to;
- update his knowledge on the hazards that may be faced during entry, including information on the mode, signs and symptoms, and consequences of the exposure;
- identify all chemical hazards and recommends control measures to ensure safe entry;
- be familiar with all confined space entry equipment used, for example emergency breathing apparatus, man riding winch, tripod, etc; and
- test and interpret the reading level of gaseous in the confined space