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Healthcare Engineering Services Limited
Independent IHEEM Registered Authorising Engineer (MGPS) & Medical Gas Consultant

Malcolm Thompson is an independent IHEEM registered Authorising Engineer (MGPS), medical gas pipeline systems consultant with over 40 years' experience.

An IHEEM registered AE (MGPS), Incorporated Engineer and member of BSI Committee CH121-6, ISO 7396-1 standards for medical gas pipeline systems, specialising in compliance to HTM02-01.

Authorising Engineer

Fully qualified Authorising Engineer (AE (MGPS)), expert in HTM02-01 Medical Gas Pipeline Systems.  The provision of Authorising Engineer Services includes the comprehensive audits of your medical gas pipeline infrastructure, MGPS operational management systems and carrying out Authorised Person assessments to ensure compliance to HTM02-01.

MGPS Consultant

With over 40 years Medical Gas Pipeline Systems (MGPS) experience and one of a very limited number of IHEEM registered AE(MGPS)'s in the UK, we can provide expert advice whatever the scale of your project.

Policies & Procedures Review


Reviews of existing medical gas policies and procedures.  The preparation of medical gas operational policies, procedure documents and specifications to reflect your sites specific requirements.

Validation & Verification

Validation and verification services for new medical gas installations, extensions or modifications including design reviews and technical advice.  This can include full verification exercises on the installed medical gas systems, witnessing of pressure testing of the completed pipeline systems to final commissioning procedures in accordance to HTM02-01.

Compliance Audit Review

An independent audit review of your MGPS plant, equipment and management systems will produce an expert analysis detailing and identifying the actions required to achieve compliance and maintain patient safety.

Medical Gas Cylinder Store Audit & Review

Carry out a cylinder store review for a compliant layout of the medical gas cylinder store. This would include a review of the cylinder holdings, cylinder racking and shelves, signage and access.  The review would include a proposed layout, identifying any additional racking and signage required to suite the operational cylinder holdings for the site.

AP Mentoring, Reviews & Audits

We work with your AP(s) to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise to ensure your MGPS meets safety and compliance requirements.  As your appoint AE(MGPS) we provide additional ongoing support, guidance and advice throughout the year.

Pipeline Design

Whether you are planning a brand-new build, modifying or extending your medical gas pipeline system, we can provide a detailed fully compliant design and specification.  We would work with your Project Team to make sure the scheme is fully compliant to HTM02-01 and meets clinical needs.

Authorised Person (MGPS) and Project Management


Provision of Authorised Person (MGPS) Services to support Hospital Trusts, Community Hospitals and Hospices for operational or project works as required.

Healthcare premises are dependent on the safe and secure function of critical engineering services, such as the medical gas pipeline systems (MGPS). Therefore, it is imperative that the Healthcare organisation manages and monitors its engineering activities to ensure compliance with statutory and legislative requirements. To achieve this, it is necessary to carry out planned reviews of the MGPS and operational management systems to assess their compliance to the current HTM02-01. 


Healthcare Engineering Services performs this service and aims to form a long-term relationship with clients offering continual support and assistance in the operational management of their medical gas systems. To facilitate this, we work with our clients to ensure a safe and efficient management system and compliance to HTM02-01. 

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