UK Company Certification - F-Gas Regulations

The requirements for companies who handle F-Gas refrigerants (and penalties for non-compliance) are in the 2009 Greenhouse Gas Regulations.  A key  obligation is that all companies involved in refrigerant handling activities require a company certificate, from approved bodies such as Refcom, Quidos and Bureau Veritas.  This covers refrigeration and air conditioning contractors of all sizes, including sole traders.  It also covers end-use companies if they employ their own refrigeration personnel.  Those using sub-contractors to maintain their refrigeration equipment are not affected, but must ensure that anyone they use holds the appropriate certification.  Engineers who work on refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump equipment where th refrigerant is added or removed are also required to hold the appropriate qualification certificate from City and Guilds or CITB.