For technicians working on mobile air conditioning systems containing F gas refrigerants who want to gain a license to handle refrigerants in compliance with the minimum requirements of Regulation (EC) 307/2008.
This qualification covers all gases including the new gas HFO1234YF (R1234)
From July 2009, refrigerant gas can only be purchased by F Gas qualified personnel. The gas supplier should ask for proof of certification. From July 2010, all Mobile Air Conditioning technicians working with cars and vans must have achieved, as a minimum requirement, a refrigerant handling qualification, which fulfills The European Union F Gas regulation EC842-2006. This legislation applies to all garages, as the removal of any Air Conditioning component containing refrigerant requires the technician to be F Gas qualified.
W G Auto Training Ltd offer Air Conditioning and Refrigerant Handling (ABC Awards). The course consists of a one day training and assessment, which includes a training programme covering Air Conditioning Servicing and a practical assessment.
Find out more on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/qualifications-required-to-work-on-equipment-containing-f-gas#mobile-air-conditioning-systems