REFCOM Coronavirus updates

Friday, April 24, 2020

Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

Please find below a range of support and guidance from REFCOM, BESA and other key industry bodies.


REHVA Guidance: Limiting air leaks across rotary heat exchangers - 20 July Download here

Updated COVID-19 Practical Measures for Building Services Operation VG002 v4 - 1 July
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Risk Assessment of Air Conditioning or Ventilation system fan coil units for use with VG002 v4 Excel Format - 7 July
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Risk Assessment of Air Conditioning or Ventilation system fan coil units for use with VG002 v4 PDF Format - 7 July Download here

CLC Site Operating Procedures - Protecting your Workforce V5 Read more


REVISED COVID-19 and Engineering Services Guidance (GN1) PPE (including RPE) requirements for work in specific environments 29 MAY

REVISED COVID-19 and Engineering Services Guidance (GN2)Working in close proximity 29 MAY

HSE COVID-19: Advice to distribution centres and other sites on maintaining social distancing for drivers Read more

CJRS & HMRC Portal Guidance 20 April

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New job retention scheme updated 15 April

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New bank holidays/annual leave during COVID-19

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Updated 14 April - Site Operating Procedures - Protecting your workforce

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BESA COVID-19 Risk Assessment Template

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New COVID-19 Business Hub from Government

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NEW Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme focusing on furlough 9 April 

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Social distancing in the workplace during coronavirus - BEIS guidance

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BEIS Business Support 

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CLC Guidance Note: Coronavirus Employment Schemes

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Updated guidance on on the coronavirus job retention scheme - 1 April

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UPDATED 8 April - COVID-19 and Air Conditioning Systems 

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Key Workers - Letter Template

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Furloughed Workers - Letter Template 1 April

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Coronavirus and working on site

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Sites should accept expired SKILLcards during COVID-19 crisis

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A range of support, guidance and daily webinars are available on BESA's COVID-19 dedicated web area here


Business Continuity:

We would like to reassure all REFCOM members that we have comprehensive systems in place to provide service continuity in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

All our systems and services can be accessed securely and remotely by our teams, meaning that if required we can provide a continuity of service even if we are required to work from home.

Changing Scenario:

The situation is continuously changing. We will update you with any further changes when they arise.

Many thanks for your support, flexibility and understanding.



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