Company Number REF 1009689
In line with the European Union F-Gas Regulation, from 4th July 2011 it became a legal requirement for all businesses who install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump (RAC) equipment that contains “F gas” refrigerants to hold a Company Certificate issued by an appointed Company Certification Body. The Adcock Group has registered with REFCOM who have been formally named by Defra.
In addition, the Regulation requires companies and other organisations with air conditioning plant, to ensure that the fluorinated greenhouse gases are contained within the systems. All personnel carrying out works on equipment that contain F-Gas refrigerants must hold either City & Guilds 2079 or CITB Safe Handling of Refrigerants: Category 1 qualifications.
All Adcock engineers are trained to the required standard to meet the requirements of the legislation in order to help companies properly maintain their equipment and stay within the law. Adcock has introduced a system to assist companies in meeting the demands for adequate labelling and record-keeping required by the new law.
According to Adcock MD, Phillip Prior, many UK businesses were unaware that this new regulation was about to be enforced.
“We have contacted our clients to inform them that F-gas came into force and the major implications it holds for their business.”
Companies must have equipment containing these refrigerants regularly tested. All relevant plant must be clearly labelled and maintained and comprehensive records kept. Records must be made available for inspection by enforcement officers. The 'Adcock Aftercare' maintenance package will provide a comprehensive solution.