Medium Gas Measuring Sea Containers (MGK)

Medium Gas Measuring Sea Containers (MGK)

According to the Working Conditions Decree, an employer must protect its employees from the hazards of suffocation, intoxication, poisoning, fire and explosion. Companies that receive, open and unload shipping containers must investigate the extent to which employees are exposed to these hazards. In many cases, this results in conducting gas measurements. Until now, no unambiguous training requirements have been established for gas measurement experts. As a result, the quality of gas measurements is not guaranteed.

The PGIC (Platform Gasmeasurements in Containers), which was set up in 2010, has decided to draw up standards for this with the support of employers' and employees' organisations and the government. These standards have led, among other things, to training requirements and completion of the training by means of an exam with a practical test.

PGIC has designated PBNA as the examination institute for the theory portion of the Secondary Gas Surveyor Sea Containers (MGK) exam. The practical test is administered under the supervision of KAGO Foundation.

MGK register

All successful candidates have been included in the MGK diploma register

MGK Open Registration

The MGK (Medium Gas Surveyor Sea Containers) theory exam will be taken at one of our 55 exam centers. The theory exam costs € 150 p.p. (incl. VAT) andthrough this link you can easily and quickly register. Then choose Other exams and then Medium Gas Surveyor Sea Containers theory. There is always an exam location near you. Immediately after the exam you will see the (preliminary) results.

MGK Business Exam

Book your MGK corporate exam and choose location, date and time. The price is € 102 per person with a minimum of 8 people or € 816. The price excludes VAT and includes a remittance of € 50 pp to the PGIC.

Dispensation for diplomas from the MGK register

1. Diploma holders whose diploma of Senior Gas Surveyor expires (or has expired) between 1 January and 1 May 2021 will be granted dispensation for a period up to 30 June 2021 at the latest. During this period the holders may temporarily continue to work with their expired diploma.

2. This regulation also applies to employees of gas measurement companies who have to obtain their MGK diploma. Gas measurement companies must have these employees supervised by an experienced colleague (with at least a valid MGK diploma) until they have been able to take the exam successfully.

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