Eastwood Park's live medical gas pipeline system is unique within the UK.
Is this course for you?
This course is aimed at staff whose duties include the installation and maintenance of medical gas pipeline systems, particularly those who are (or will be) designated Competent Persons by a Health Service organisation or are employees of contractors performing such works.
To enable delegates to carry out the installation, commissioning and engineering tests which are designated to a Competent Person (as listed in HTM 02) 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
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.
This course has City & Guilds accredited programme status.
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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Our medical gases plant room is fully equipped to support our live medical gas pipeline system.
How long will you hold provisional bookings for?
Provisional bookings will be held for one week (7 days) from the date of booking.
As we are facing a high demand for course places, we kindly ask you to confirm your place as soon as possible.
If you do not confirm this booking within this period, unfortunately we cannot hold the place for you and the provisional booking request will be removed from the system.
Will I need any PPE?
If you are booked onto one of our Competent or Authorised Person courses then you need to bring suitable clothing for brazing and a pair of safety shoes or boots for cylinder handling. Gloves and eye protection are provided by Eastwood park. Call our Sales team for advice on +44 (0)1454 262777.
When will I need refresher training?
It is recommended within HTM 02-01 that refresher training should be carried out every 3 years.
The Competent person MGPS (HTM 02) refresher is for Competent persons who have previously attended medical gas pipeline systems courses for competent persons and who now require updating on current guidance and best practice.
Authorised person MGPS (HTM 02) refresher is aimed at Authorised persons who need updating on current guidance and best practice working on medical gas pipeline systems.
Our Quality controller MGPS refresher is for existing QC (MGPS) Pharmacists currently on the national QC register and who require medical gas CPD and assessment for re-registration on the UK national register.
Do I need to bring any documents with me?
Your joining instructions will state whether you need to bring anything with you to your course.
How do I find out your course availability?
To book one of our courses, call our sales team on +44 (0)1454 262777. Alternatively fill out the enquiry form on our website, after which we will contact you as soon as possible.
What are your terms & conditions?
You can view and download our booking terms and conditions here.