African explosions send refrigerant warning to the world

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A spate of fatal accidents linked to faulty repair work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in Nigeria should prompt a swift response from the international community, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Seven people died and several more were injured in...

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Republic of Ireland further extends the validity of UK issued certificates

Friday, March 19, 2021

Further to our earlier messaging regarding obtaining EU equivalency certificates for operative f-gas qualifications, the Republic of Ireland has further extended the validity of UK issued certificates for a brief period of time.   The window of opportunity for engineers’ f-gas qualifications...

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Hawco Joins REFCOM Elite Supplier Scheme

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Hawco UK becomes the latest firm to sign up to the REFCOM Elite Supplier scheme.  Registration as an Elite Supplier demonstrates that as a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler, you have signed up to and been assessed against a voluntary code of conduct designed to level the playing field on the...

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World Refrigeration Day supports launch of STEMAZING Inspiration Academy

Monday, February 15, 2021

Alexandra Knight, Founder of STEMAZINGKids CIC is excited to announce the launch of the STEMAZING Inspiration Academy.  This new initiative supports women in STEM to shine as visible role models and inspires young people through fun, interactive online STEM sessions. Steve Gill, founder of World...

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BREXIT COULD HELP DRIVE OUT ROGUE INSTALLERS

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The UK’s departure from the EU creates an opportunity to finally deal with the rogue operatives who continue to plague the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and REFCOM. The UK will continue to mirror the rules set by the...

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