Competence requirements for the RACHP sector

Competence requirements for the RACHP sector

Our technical bulletin outlines the competency requirements for working safely in the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump sector when working with refrigerant gas and pipework.

There is still a perception among some end users and main contractors, that holding an F-gas certificate is proof of competence as a refrigeration engineer or technician.

BESA recommends that a competent technician engineer would be defined as being trained and assessed to NVQ/SVQ Level 2 as a minimum, and Level 3 as best practice.  Additional short courses are recommended to improve knowledge of certain specialist types of equipment, gases and working practices.

The full guidance is available in our technical bulletin here.


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