Is this course for you?

This course is for staff whose duties include the installation and maintenance of medical gas pipeline systems.

It is particularly relevant for those who are (or will be) designated Competent Persons in a healthcare organisation or are employees of contractors performing such works.


To enable learners to carry out the installation, commissioning and engineering tests which are designated to a Competent Person as set out in HTM 02-01 and to be aware of the dangers involved.


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

  • Identify relevant medical gas cylinder colour codes
  • Correctly service a range of medical gas terminal units
  • Carry out fluxless brazing to HTM 02 standards
  • Provide competent assistance to the Authorised Person during the execution of engineering tests
  • List the duties of a Competent Person in accordance with HTM 02
  • Identify potential hazards and adopt safe working procedures when working on piped medical gas systems
  • Summarise the medical gas pipeline systems 'Permit to Work' scheme
  • Describe the main components associated with medical gas pipeline systems

Related courses

HTM 02 recommends that refresher training is undertaken every three years:

Trained CPs with sufficient experience may consider becoming an Authorised Person:


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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