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Medical Gas Safety Awareness


In accordance with the chapter 1.3 of the ADR European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road regulations, employees involved in the transport of dangerous goods must have training commensurate to their duties. This training provides information on the segregation and packaging of healthcare risk waste.

This Course is designed to ensure employees are aware of the hazards associated with the use of medical gas and the control measures that are required to ensure employees and patients remain safe within the healthcare setting.



Course Objectives

At the end of this course participants will:

  • Be familiar with the legislation associated with safe use of medical gases.
  • Know the hazards associated with medical gas in the healthcare setting
  • Know how to store, transport and use medical gas safely in the healthcare setting

Course Outline
  • Identifying medical gases from cylinder labelling & colour coding
  • The hazards of medical gases
  • Safety systems used on medical gas cylinders
  • Safe handling, storage and transport of medical gas cylinders including conveying patients with cylinders
  • Therapeutic indications and contraindications of medical gas use
  • Connection and disconnection of medical gas cylinders to and from medical equipment
  • Correct response to medical gas alarms
  • Correct response to a medical gas emergency

Course Evaluation


Course Duration

30-40 minutes


Certificate of Completion

(Recommended refresher every 2 years)

Trainer Competency

Qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor

Health and Safety Consultant (Healthcare)

Seadna Morey
DGSA Advisor/Trainer

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