Monday, October 30, 2017

New fines of up-to £200,000 could be in place for individuals and companies who breach F gas regulations.

DEFRA have opened a consultation to gather views on the proposal to introduce the penalties from April 2018.  According to the Cooling Post, four groups of penalty are proposed ranging in scale from £1,000 to £200,000 based on the seriousness of the infringement and the size of the business.

As a certification scheme, we are proud to work alongside the DEFRA to make sure F gas regulations work for our industry, and continue to drive up standards. During a recent meeting with DEFRA we discussed the breaches of F gas regulations and we’re glad to see that both our and our members’ voices have been heard.

Click here to see a summary of our DEFRA meeting.

To see the DEFRA consultation notes click here - we will be drafting a response to the DEFRA consultation and we want to be able to represent as many REFCOM member companies as possible. Please contact us to feedback your thoughts. 

We are always interested to hear our members’ thoughts, comments feedback on the industry and how we can help you – contact our team today and let us know what you think.