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.