A Medical Gas Inspector certification candidate is a qualified individual who can demonstrate competence within their scope and will be proficient in and experienced in inspecting installations of medical gas and vacuum systems covered by the ASSE Series 6000 Standard. Inspectors include any individual who inspects the installation of medical gas and vacuum distribution systems. A qualified Medical Gas Inspector may perform these tasks alone, or through the supervision of other individuals.
In addition to knowledge of product installations, a Medical Gas Inspector is required to have a general knowledge of the applicable laws, codes, rules, listing agencies, and regulations from the federal, state, and local levels pertaining to medical gas and vacuum systems as well as knowledge of product performance, system and system component testing, documenting and recording, and medical gas terminology.
Medical gas systems and equipment covered in the ASSE Series 6000 Standard include health care facilities within the scope of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code. Medical gas piping systems include vacuum piping.
– Candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of documented practical experience and shall be employed by a governmental unit as a plumbing and/or mechanical inspector, or as an administrator of such inspectors; or be a person regularly involved in the design, inspection or verification of medical gas systems.
– Candidate shall have completed a minimum 24-hour training course conducted by a Medical Gas Systems Instructor certified to ASSE Standard 6050