Is this course for you?

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


The course is designed to provide the delegate with the knowledge and competencies required by the HSE and HTM 02-01 to work on a restricted range of medical gas plant 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
  • Carry out daily and weekly medical gas plant checks competently
  • Explain the requirements of the permit to work system
  • Define what to do in an emergency situation and the correct response to alarms
  • Repair / replace terminal unit 2nd fix components

Additional information

The course is run at the Eastwood Park Training centre, where a working medical gas pipe system is installed for “real” practical work, the course is a split of 50% classroom based and 50% practical work.

Overnight accommodation is available on site for the night prior to the course

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

HTM 02 recommends refresher training at a period not exceeding 3 years

Related courses

MGCP - Competent person MGPS (HTM 02)



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 accredited programme status.

COVID-secure measures

Following a review of the new government guidance we want to reassure you that the essential training booked at Eastwood Park for the coming weeks is going ahead as planned.

We are operating a COVID-secure environment and will be seeking the co-operation of everyone attending to strictly adhere to these arrangements throughout their stay and we will continue to carefully monitor the situation.

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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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