Oxygen therapy

10) Travelling with oxygen

Private car

Private car

In a private car:

  • Ensure that the user and the driver are trained in the correct method of operation of the oxygen equipment.
  • Use the equipment with the car ventilation system set to draw in fresh air from outside the car.
  • Do not allow anyone to smoke in the car.
  • Do not use the oxygen equipment whilst the car is being refuelled.
Double decker bus

Public transport

On public transport

  • Only carry sufficient oxygen for the journey.
  • Ensure you know how to use the equipment.
  • Be aware of the appropriate precautions to be taken whilst using the oxygen equipment on public transport and in the event of an incident.
  • Turn off the equipment when not in use.
  • Ensure that the equipment is secure, not free to roll about, and where required, is supported upright.