Deadline approaches for Air Conditioning Companies
July 4th 2011 is the deadline for any company or individual installing or servicing. Air conditioning equipment to be F gas qualified in accordance with EC Regulation 842/06. It will be illegal to work with air conditioning equipment without certification, fines will apply and insurance will be invalid without it. North West Air Conditioning achieved accreditation in 2010 well ahead of the current rush by companies to get training.
The Maths Don’t Add Up
Only 25% of companies currently have full accreditation(the interim certificate will not apply after July 4th) .If you divide the number of training places by accredited training centres by the number of engineers who need to train (one instructor per three engineers) there will be a large number of illegal workers on sites!
Ask to see the F Gas certificate if in doubt.