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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