A ‘more flexible ethos’ to medical gas training

‘In response to customer needs and the evolving hospital environment’, BOC Healthcare has extended its training service to ‘incorporate a more modern, flexible ethos’.

Rather than holding its Authorised Person (AP) and Competent Person (CP) medical engineering courses at a single main site, it has developed a network of regional training centres UK-wide, meaning delegates need spend less time travelling. If required, its experienced trainers will deliver the courses on site at the hospital.  

A BTEC-accredited training centre, BOC Healthcare says its AP and CP medical engineering courses ‘support compliance with the recommendations of HTM 02-01 and other codes of practice and legislative requirements relating to the medical gas pipeline system’. 

The BTEC-accredited AP (MGPS) training is ‘a comprehensive course that empowers delegates by giving them the skills and knowledge they need to use in their everyday AP duties’. It covers

elements such as medical gas safety, functional responsibilities, plant functionality, compliance and operation, system design overview, the MGPS permit-to-work system, medical gas operational policy, and control of MGPS maintenance and contractors. 

The five-day AP (MGPS) course includes tuition and comprehensive course notes, and is valid for three years, after which a three-day refresher course must be completed. 

The CP (MGPS) training is ‘ideally suited to hospital staff involved in maintenance work’; BOC Healthcare offers the standard three-day course and a ‘CP lite’ option. 


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