Welcome to Refcom
The Refcom Register of Companies Competent to Manage Refrigerants (now Refcom Elite) was set up in 1994 in response to atmospheric damage caused by certain refrigerant gases. Since then the Register has evolved to cover fluorinated refrigerant gases which if released to atmosphere have a global warming potential significantly higher than CO2.
In June 2009, Refcom Certification Ltd was appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to operate a Certification Body under the stationary equipment provisions of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2009 No 261. Subsequently, Refcom was also appointed by the Department of Environment in Northern Ireland under separate NI Regulations.
As well as undertaking the certification role required by Defra and the Department of Environment, Refcom continues to operate its long-standing voluntary company registration scheme, Refcom Elite, which requires higher standards than those stipulated in the F-Gas Regulations.
Refcom Elite encourages employers to operate entirely to industry best practice; for them to be environmentally aware and to operate entirely in compliance with current legislation; for their operatives to be suitably trained and competent to carry out their work in accordance with Company procedures. Refcom Elites set of high professional standards are recognised by The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board ACRIB and the RAC Industry.