Medical Equipment Installation and Maintenance Engineer
BLUE or GOLD Card
This category of card is intended for those whose work includes the completion of installation and maintenance activities on water and medical gas supply systems in dental and medical workplaces.
There is a relevant National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) which cover this job role, but there are other acceptable qualifications which may also be used as evidence of having met the qualification requirements for this occupation (Assessed route). These requirements are summarised below:
Qualification requirements (NVQ)
Applicants must provide evidence of having completed the following:
- Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance – Servicing Medical Equipment (QCF)
Qualification requirements (Assessed route)
Applicants must provide evidence of having completed either of the following:
- Avensys L3 Certificate in Medical Equipment Technologies (Open College Network)
- Biomedical Equipment Maintenance Practice (Eastwood Park Training/C&G accredited)
- Evidence of any other equivalent or suitable qualification or training course*.
*If you are submitting alternative qualifications to the ones listed above, please email them to email@example.com before you submit your application. This will enable us to assess their suitability before you spend money on your application. Please do not phone us, as we need to see the qualifications in order for us to make a decision regarding their suitability. We aim to reply to all such submissions with a response within 14 days.
NOTE: Following discussions with key industry representatives, including CITB and employer representatives, it has been agreed that a number of occupations are non-construction related and should be removed from the scheme entirely. Therefore, we wish to make it clear that this card is not intended for those who are engaged with the installation and maintenance of medical electrical equipment or medical electrical systems, such as medical imaging equipment (e.g., X-ray, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, etc.), radiotherapy equipment, etc. It also excludes other medical equipment, such as laboratory diagnostic equipment and patient handling equipment.
Those who meet any of the qualification requirements can, assuming they have also met all other card requirements (i.e. passed a valid Health, Safety and Environmental test) proceed to complete the PMES Related Occupations card application form. When completing the form, the ‘Medical Equipment Installation and Maintenance Engineer’ card box should be ticked on the front page and evidence of having met the qualification requirements should be included with the application form.
The standard fee for this card is £40.00 (Fast track service is available for £100.00).
If you are applying for a free card, please download a copy of the application form and submit your application either by email or hard copy. We cannot accept online applications for free cards.
What are my options if I don’t meet the qualification requirements?
If applicants cannot provide evidence of having completed the qualifications stipulated, there are two options open to them:
- Undertake the training that will provide them with the required qualification(s)
- Apply for an alternative type of card. The JIB-PMES CSCS green Labourer card is available to those who complete the one-day CITB ‘Site Safety Plus – Health and Safety Awareness’ course and who pass the CITB Operative Health, Safety and Environmental test.