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Certifies Journeyperson and Apprentice pipe trades workers on piping installations during hospital construction.
Z7396.1-12 - Medical gas pipeline systems - Part 1: Pipelines for medical gases, medical vacuum, medical support gases, and anaesthetic gas scavenging systems
Students learn how to better identify medical gases, their applications and safety considerations when in use.
Provides knowledge of how applicable CSA standards impact the maintenance, operation and trouble-shooting of medical gas pipelines
Piping Industry Tradespersons that are Journeypersons or Registered Apprentices in the following occupations:
Standardizes the skills and knowledge of piping industry Journeypersons and Registered Apprentices.
Certificate of Qualification for Plumber or Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Provincial or Red Seal)
Certificate of successful completion of medical gas training course is required including:
Certificate of successful completion of a Medical Gas Performance Test (Brazed copper joint) acceptable to the AHJ in the province of residence.
Successful completion of a written exam
Textbook / Resources:
1. CSA Medical Gas Piping and Systems Installation Personnel Certification Guide
2. CSAZ396.1 Medical Gas Standard
A partnership has been formed with CSA Group, the United Association Canada (UA) and the National Association of Union Schools and Colleges (NAUSC). This initiative will provide a Canadian piping trades training and certification national standard for medical gas piping installations that will ensure safe and productive worksites for anyone involved in installation and maintenance of piping systems in all areas of the piping industry in Canada.
The acronym Med G.A.S. stands for Medical Gas Piping and Systems Installation.
CSA Group will provide the written exam which ensures compliance to the CSAZ396-1 Medical Gas Standard. The UA Med G.A.S program will prepare Journeyperson and Apprentice pipe trades workers to complete medical gas piping installations with the skills and abilities to complete the work safely and securely in all forms of construction and maintenance operations in the hospital construction industry.
Compliance with the CSAZ396-1 Medical Gas Standard along with the Med G.A.S program will ensure hospitals will be built with workers trained to the best standards available.
The Med G.A.S. Personnel Certification tests each candidate's knowledge to ensure the candidate possesses the knowledge and skills of a minimally qualified candidate. The minimally qualified candidate will possess the necessary knowledge for the following (but not limited to):