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Authorised person MGPS (HTM 02)

10 days
Also available as an onsite course

Course Details

Course code
10 days
Medical Gases
Healthcare, Commercial
City & Guilds Assured
Training method
Scheduled, Onsite available

Learners will develop the practical skills and knowledge required for the safe set up, operation and modification of medical gas systems to HTM 02.




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Who is the course for

This course is for those taking on the role of Authorised Person (MGPS), with responsibility for the safe operation, installation and maintenance of medical gas pipeline systems.

The course is for those with little or no prior knowledge of medical gas pipeline systems and includes a significant proportion of practical work. Theory alongside practical teaching is a fundamental part of the course, including the setting up, operation and modification of the live medical gas system at Eastwood Park.

For those with a reasonably significant technical or managerial MGPS background i.e. likely to have completed a Competent Person MGPS course and have worked with medical gas systems, then our 5-day Authorised Person intensive (MGAPi) course may be more suitable.

Aims & objectives

Learners will develop the practical skills and knowledge required for the safe set up, operation and modification of medical gas systems to HTM 02.


– Define and demonstrate the engineering tests relevant to the commissioning and refurbishing of medical gas pipeline systems

– Demonstrate the operation of the ‘Permit to Work’ system on a live medical gas pipeline systems by performing all duties of an Authorised Person as defined in HTM 02

– Describe and apply all relevant safety procedures when working on medical gas pipeline systems and identify potentially hazardous practices and situations

– Apply the principles and algorithms in current guidance to the design of medical gas pipeline systems, carry out design load calculations and pipe sizing calculations

– Assess medical gas pipeline systems for compliance with current standards

– List the sections and contents of an MGPS policy

– Detail the operational parameters of medical gas systems and be able to set up medical gas systems to operate to the correct parameters

– Describe the operational checks required in HTM 02 for medical gas systems and carry out these checks as required

Related courses

HTM 02 recommends Authorised Person refresher training every three years. See also Medical Gas Authorised Person refresher.


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Our extensive practical facilities give learners the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience within a safe and controlled environment.

Course FAQs

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.

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.

You can download our learner handbook on our learners page

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