COMPLIANCE TIMETABLE FOR STATIONARY REFRIGERATING, AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT PUMP EQUIPMENT
Now…

Individuals carrying out service, maintenance, recovery or leak checking on stationary refrigeration equipment containing (or designed to contain) refrigerants covered by the F Gas regulation must have obtained an acceptable F Gas qualification. Either

  1. One of the new F Gas certificates City & Guilds 2079/ ConstructionSkills J11
  2. Or an older City & Guilds 2078 and CITB J01 valid and issued before 9th March which are acceptable as interim qualifications but only until July 2011.
  • Companies who employ personnel carrying out activities covered by the F Gas Regulation must hold an interim or full Company F Gas certificate available from REFCOM, Quidos or Bureau Veritas.

By 1st January 2010

  • No virgin HCFC can be supplied or used for servicing existing equipment.
  • New definitions of recycled and recovered HCFC refrigerant and restrictions on how they are used, come into force under the revised European Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation.
  • New Record keeping and leak checking obligations come into force for users HCFC refrigerant.

By 4th July 2011

  • Individuals carrying out activities covered by the F Gas Regulation can no longer operate legally unless they have obtained the new F Gas qualification (City & Guilds 2079 / ConstructionSkills J11)
  • Companies who employ personnel carrying out these activities must have obtained their full Company F Gas Certificate and interim certificates are no longer valid.
  • The EU must report on the impact of the implementation of the F Gas Regulations and recommend revisions if necessary.

By 1st January 2015

  • No recycled or recovered HCFC can be supplied or used to service existing equipment.