Refcom F-Gas LogoA company must legally apply for an F gas certificate if they install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and/or heat pump equipment containing or designed to contain F gas refrigerants.


F gas regulations are enforced by the Environment Agency (EA). Refcom works closely with the EA to ensure better compliance and enforcement, and played a key role in the creation of the F gas company certification scheme in 2009 alongside Defra. We’re proud to hold the market leading position in our industry.

Refcom Certification Ltd (Refcom) has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to operate as a certification body under the EU fluorinated greenhouse gas (F gas) regulation.

Refcom has also been appointed as a certification body by the Department of Environment in Northern Ireland under separate NI regulations. 

Your company must be certified to handle fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gases), regulated by EU and UK law, if it services the following types of equipment for other businesses:

stationary refrigeration systems that contain F gas

stationary air conditioning and heat pump systems that contain F gas

stationary fire protection systems that contain F gas

refrigerated trucks and trailers

Servicing includes installing, repairing, maintaining, leak testing, commissioning and decommissioning.

You must renew your company's certification every three years.


Full details on the scope of the F gas regulation can be found on the Defra website

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