Blog5 September 2011

Refrigerant Handling Is Serious Business

On the 4th July 2011 it became a criminal offence for anyone to install, remove or handle refrigerant gases, such as those used in air conditioning equipment, unless they hold the latest F-Gas Safe Handling qualifications.  Any company offering these services must hold a valid Company Qualification Certificate from an independent accreditation body such as REFCOM.

REFCOM estimates that over half the air conditioning and refrigeration companies in the UK have not yet satisfied these statutory requirements.

Commenting on this achievement, Andy Whiteley, Divisional Director of Andrews Air Conditioning says, ‘It’s a time consuming and costly process to ensure all our Engineers meet these strict standards but it’s vital to uphold the standards of work quality and environmental protection which these regulations require.

Andrews Air Conditioning is fully accredited by REFCOM.  Don’t trust your air conditioning to anyone who isn’t! ‘.