Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at hospital porters who handle medical gas cylinders. 


The course provides 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
  • Identify different types of medical gases and their uses
  • Carry out safe handling of cylinders
  • Correctly and safely use medical gas cylinders including changing cylinders on manifolds
  • Define the requirements of the permit to work system
  • Define what to do in an emergency situation and the correct response to alarms

At your site

Training can be provided at your site for up to 15 learners per 3-hour session. Two sessions can be carried out per day. A suitable training room and access to the manifold room is required.

Additional information

HTM 02-01 recommends that Designated Porters carry our 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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