FGAS QUALIFICATION................HAVE YOU GOT YOURS?
As of July 2010 by law, all technicians that "Recover" refrigerant from motor vehicles must hold a Refrigerant Handling Qualification as per EC Regulation 842/2006.
The 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation (517/2014) aims to control and tighten supply of HFC's to companies that have qualified staff.
The changes are designed to improve compliance with F-Gas rules. These have required workshops buying R134A have F-Gas qualified Technicians since July 2010. It’s suggested up to 50% have simply ignored the requirement, but this looks set to become more difficult.
The changes have implications for garage owners, workshop technicians – and primarily those supplying R134a refrigerant. The EU, working through the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), have placed extra new responsibility on the seller to ensure F-Gas handling qualifications are in place.
Where the F-Gas Regulation 2006 MAC Directive (40/2006) placed legal responsibility only with the buyer, the 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation (517/2014), uses the phrase “sold to and purchased by”.
So, those supplying garages will have to change the way they operate, and keep R134a sales records from 1st January. It’s also mandatory to verify workshops buying R134A have F-Gas qualified Technicians. The sale of New 1234Yf Refrigerant is exempt from the screening and record keeping requirement, and does not require the technician to have an F-Gas qualification. https://www.gov.uk/f-gas-wholesalers-record-keeping-requirements
Autocooling Ltd can provide a simple “one stop – cost effective” solution to FGAS compliance.
The City & Guilds 7543-01 Refrigerant Handling Qualification (FGAS)
• Lifetime Qualification (No retakes)
• Cost Effective
• Simple On-Site Assessment
• Minimum Workshop Downtime
How it Works?
• Fax Back or Email
• A Self Study booklet will be sent to each candidate, containing the required underpinning knowledge to pass the assessment.
• Approx. 10 working days an assessor will contact you to arrange a date and time to carry out the assessment(s).
• A Friendly, knowledgeable Assessor will arrive at your site to carry out the required assessments.
It’s that Simple!