Transitional arrangements for the Mechanical Services - Medical Gas licence

From 1 July 2020, contractors who perform mechanical services - medical gas work must hold the Mechanical Services - Medical Gas licence.

Employees who perform medical gas work for a licensed employer have until 1 January 2022 to gain a Mechanical Services Occupational or Site Supervisor licence.

If you are applying for a Mechanical Services Occupational or Site Supervisor’s licence, and do not hold the relevant technical qualification, you may be able to use your experience and relevant qualification to satisfy the technical qualification requirements for the Mechanical Services – Medical Gas licence. This is known as an alternative qualification pathway.

To rely upon the alternative pathway, you must be able to demonstrate six months’ experience in performing mechanical services – medical gas work and hold either:

  • a gasfitting licence
  • a relevant degree in engineering
  • a relevant apprenticeship.

Alternatively, applicants can use two years’ work experience gained before 1 January 2020.

For more information see - Mechanical services experience factsheet - medical gas (PDF)

Normal application fees apply. To hold a licence by  the 1 January 2022 deadline, you should allow 6-8 weeks processing time.

Apprentices

Apprentices or trainees undertaking an apprenticeship do not need to hold a licence until they have completed their training