REFCOM – Compliance to Fgas Laws
From 4th July 2011, under the European Union F-Gas Regulation, it became a legal requirement for all businesses that install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump (RAC) equipment hold a Company Certificate issued by an appointed Company Certification Body.
The Regulation also requires companies with air conditioning plant, to ensure that the fluorinated greenhouse gases are contained within the systems. All personnel carrying out works on equipment that contain F-Gas refrigerants must hold either City & Guilds 2079 or CITB Safe Handling of Refrigerants: Category 1 qualifications.
What does this means for you, the end user?
It is more important than ever to monitor, test and maintain you air conditioning equipment. It is also vital that these works are undertaken by a trained professional with the correct qualifications registered with a certification body.