UK: Guidance on qualifications required to work on equipment containing F gas

On 23rd May 2018 the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Environment Agency have published the updated version of the Guidance on Qualifications required to work on equipment containing F gas.

A facility must be qualified to work on systems and equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gas) that the EU regulates.

It needs different qualifications for:

  • stationary refrigeration and air conditioning (SRAC systems), including heat pump systems
  • stationary fire protection systems
  • mobile air conditioning systems
  • electrical switchgear
  • solvent recovery

An individual must be qualified (have a personal qualification certificate) even if he works for someone else.

A business that works on third party systems or equipment must ensure that its engineers must have personal qualifications. The business must also have a company F gas certificate.

The Contents of the Guidance are the following:

Source:

Guidance – Qualifications required to work on equipment containing F gas, published on the Government webpage on 23rd May 2018.