Obtaining medical oxygen

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So to comply with MHRA regulations as a supplier, we have to check the bonafide credentials of all of our customers. We check those on an annual basis. So those credentials consist of either a first-aid certificate, that clearly states that it includes the use of medical oxygen or medical gases. It could be a doctor's registration details, name, GMC number. Or a nurse and their NMC number, paramedic, etcetera. We check those every year. And the certificates have to be renewed as well, as when they expire. If a first aider is transporting medical oxygen in their vehicle, and they just have one or two cylinders, the cylinders should be kept in specific cylinder bags, with straps. And we recommend that you display a green compressed gas sign on the vehicle, although we would recommend using a magnet version so that it can be taken on and off easily. We don't recommend leaving the signage on the vehicle when you're not carrying any cylinders, because it can be confusing for the emergency services in the event of an accident. When transporting medical gases in a vehicle, they should be ideally behind a bulkhead or in the boot and stored securely. So in the event of an accident, they are not gonna fly forwards and hit you, you know, cause an impact. Don't put them on seats where they can fall off easily and get knocked on. They should be secure at all times.