The Importance of Gas Detection Training for Worksite Safety

To fully depend upon gas detectors to correctly identify potential hazards within the workplace, users must acquire specific knowledge about their gas detection system to increase worksite safety. A detailed and structured gas detection training program, both hands-on and remote, enables worksite supervisors and personnel to be trained in equipment usage, performance, maintenance, and performing light repairs.   

Without regular maintenance, gas detectors may easily fall out of calibration and produce inaccurate readings. This is dangerous, as an inaccurate reading may lead to hazardous levels of toxic gas exposure. Therefore, attending courses and programs is essential to understanding specific maintenance that needs to be performed to certain equipment, as well as recognizing when a complete replacement is necessary. 

Training can go beyond equipment usage, performance, maintenance, and easy-to-do repairs by offering specific information about the gases you need to be detected. Gas charts with basic characteristic information of the gas, as well as its potential hazard stages, provide employees with additional information if in the rare situation when the equipment malfunctions.

As gas detection technology becomes more complex, the importance of system training has increased. Failure to thoroughly train workers to use and maintain gas detection equipment may have consequences for personal and communal safety. Within many industries, the safety improvement of gas detection systems is a recurring concern and effort. Properly trained workers and responders and well-maintained gas detection equipment can assist in the protection of personnel, worksites, and facilities. 

At Otis Instruments, safety while handling our products is a top priority.  

Otis Instruments offers a three-day, hands-on complete product technical in-person training course of all current purchasable, Gen I & Gen II products for the distributors and end-users of Otis products. 

In addition, Otis Instruments offers a complete product technical remote training program of all current purchasable products for users from anywhere in the world. Remote training programs allow users to become certified to calibrate and install Otis Instruments products. Otis Instruments offers a vast selection of Wired and WireFree easy-to-use, robust, and configurable gas detectors and monitors capable of detecting both toxic and non-toxic gases for diverse applications. For more information regarding training for your specific detection system, visit our training page. To ask a question, learn about other solutions for your industry, or need additional information regarding training not available on our website, contact Otis Instruments today!

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