From 4 July 2009 it became a legal requirement for all businesses that install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and/or heat pump equipment containing or designed to contain F gas refrigerants to obtain an F gas Company Certificate.
The principal objective of the EC Regulation is to
contain, prevent and thereby reduce emissions of F gases covered by the
Kyoto Protocol, so as to help combat climate change.
are obligations in the F gas Regulation (EC Regulation 842/2006) and the
Ozone Regulation (EC Regulation 2037/2000) that affect many industry
sectors. In some cases the obligations lie with the owner / operator of
the equipment. In other situations the obligations lie with third
parties, such as equipment suppliers, maintenance contractors and waste