Is this course for you?

This course is for estates staff who are involved with medical gases and may have to respond to a medical gas related issue.


The course will provide the learner with the knowledge and competencies required by the HSE and HTM 02-01 to work on a restricted range of medical gas plant equipment safely and correctly.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify medical gases, associated hazards and the necessary precautions
  • Identify different types of medical gases and their uses
  • Correctly and safely use medical gas cylinders including changing cylinders on manifolds
  • Correctly and safely carry out medical gas hose replacements
  • Carry out compressor maintenance and daily and weekly medical gas plant checks competently
  • Explain the requirements of the permit to work system, and the quality checks as required
  • Define what to do in an emergency situation and the correct response to alarms
  • Repair / replace terminal unit 2nd fix components

At your site

Training can be provided at your site for up to 8 delegates. A suitable training room and access to manifold and medical gas plant rooms is required.

Additional information

HTM 02-01 recommends that Competent Persons undertake refresher training every 3 years.


Eastwood Park, Falfield, was formerly the NHS national training centre for healthcare engineering and now, as an independent company, we are the leading provider of technical healthcare engineering training in the UK.      

City & Guilds

This course has City & Guilds assured programme status.


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Medical gases lab

Eastwood Park's live medical gas pipeline system is unique within the UK.

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Plant room

Our medical gases plant room is fully equipped to support our live medical gas pipeline system.


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