UK: Guidance on Certification for companies working on equipment containing F gas

On 5th July 2018 the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Environment Agency have published the Guidance on Certification for companies working on equipment containing F gas. The guidance contains information how a company must be certified to service air conditioning, refrigeration and fire protection systems that contain F gas for other businesses.

A company must be certified to handle fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gases) regulated by the EU if it services the following types of equipment for other businesses:

  • stationary refrigeration systems that contain F gas
  • stationary air conditioning and heat pump systems that contain F gas
  • stationary fire protection systems that contain F gas

Servicing includes installing, repairing, maintaining and decommissioning. The employees must also be qualified as individuals if they handle F gas. The certificates issued in other EU member states are valid in the UK.

The Contents of the Guidance are the following:

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Guidance – Certification for companies working on equipment containing F gas, published on the Government webpage on 5th July 2018.