Estates Managers in Hospitals have a large range of responsibilities within their role and they are all very important. Delivery of an effective efficient hospital is the aim of the Manager and their team, this depends on the co-ordination of the in house staff and also, in certain instances, the use of external contractors.
Gas safety is a vital element of those responsibilities and one which can have devastating consequences if not managed properly. One positive aspect of working with gas is that there are clearly laid out Regulations and requirements that need to be met and these provide us with a framework to work within.
CORGI Technical Services are experts in the fields of gas safety and have assisted many hospitals and trusts to deliver a safe and effective gas safety regime. The regime in place will need to encompass many aspects and through this article Trevor Batt, a Technical Safety Manager with CORGI, will outline some of the basic requirements of such a structure.