Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at nurses and healthcare staff who administer medical gases to patients.


The course will provide learners with the knowledge and skills required by the HSE and HTM 02-01 to use medical gases safely and correctly.


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

  • Identify medical gases, associated hazards and the necessary precautions 
  • Understand and identify different types of medical gases and their uses
  • Correctly and safely use medical gas cylinders
  • Use flow meters and understand describe the nurses role in the use of the piped medical gas system
  • Define what to do in an emergency situation and the correct response to alarms
  • Understand and carry out the responsibilities of the DNO/DMO when using a permit to work for the isolation of medical gases

At your site

Training provided at your site for up to 15 learners maximum per 3 hr session;  two sessions can be carried out per day.

Additional information

HTM 02-01 recommends that nursing staff undertake refresher training every year.


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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