When travelling, always ensure you have sufficient oxygen for your journey and allow for possible delays.
To safely transport your oxygen cylinders in your vehicle please follow this advice:
- Always inform your insurance company that you will be carrying oxygen.
- Safely secure oxygen cylinders in the boot, behind the front seats or strapped in the back seat of the vehicle. We recommend that you place protection around cylinders to ensure that they do not move around in the boot of the vehicle.
- Never transport oxygen cylinders unsecured in the front or rear passenger seats.
- If transporting several ambulatory oxygen cylinders always carry them in a green safety box in the boot of the vehicle. We can provide this box if needed, just call us on 0800 373580 between 8.00am – 6.30pm.
- Individual portable oxygen cylinders should be kept in the carry bag provided to you free of charge and secured using the rear seat belts.
- Never use oxygen in a fuel station.
- Never smoke while using oxygen in the car.
- Do not store oxygen cylinders in your vehicle.
- If you have to leave oxygen cylinders unattended in the car, keep them out of view in the boot.
TRANSPORTING YOUR LIQUID OXYGEN (LOX) EQUIPMENT
Secure your LOX flasks behind the vehicle’s driver or passenger seat, making sure they are stood upright at all times.
Travelling with your oxygen concentrator
You should only transport your oxygen concentrator if you are visiting another location in an area covered by Baywater Healthcare. > more information
If this is the case, then please remember the following when travelling with your oxygen concentrator:
- The concentrator should be placed in an upright position behind the passenger seat. It should never be placed lying down on the back seat or in the boot of the vehicle.
- Take your back-up cylinder with you as well, just in case of emergencies such as a power cut (again, ensure this is safely secured during transport).
- Do not leave the concentrator machine on view in your car whilst it is unattended.
- If you travel to one of our regions and you have any problems with the concentrator machine, simply call us.
- If you travel to a region that is not served by us, then we cannot visit you if there is a problem with the machine. We can however arrange for a holiday supply free of charge, see the Holidaying in the UK section for more information.
Caution: Concentrator machines are heavy. Always take care when moving them.
You are able to travel on public transport with your oxygen equipment, however there is no nationwide guidance as to what the trains, coaches, buses and taxis will allow. If you do use public transport, always ensure that your oxygen cylinder or equipment is secure whilst the vehicle is moving.
If you are experiencing problems travelling on public transport with your oxygen equipment please call us and we’ll speak with your carrier to try and sort the issue. If you are experiencing problems finding a taxi that will take you and your oxygen equipment, get in touch with the taxi legislation office at your local council. They will be able to let you know which taxis are registered to carry disabled passengers.