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Training and company certification are a requirement of European and Irish law to ensure that ODS and F-gases are not emitted during installation maintenance and servicing of equipment containing those gases.
In Ireland, the minimum training qualifications, that must be held by personnel working on ODS and F-gas systems have been defined as follows
City and Guilds Level 2 Award in F-gas and ODS Regulations (2079)
FETAC Level 5 Specific Purpose Certificate Handling F-gas Refrigerants (5S0108)
Mobile air conditioning sector -
FETAC Level 5 Specific Purpose Certificate Handling F-gas Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (5S0109)
Fire protection sector -
Fire Industry Association Competence Certificate Course Class 1
FETAC Level 5 Specific Purpose Certificate Handling F-gas Fire Extinguishants (5S0110)
Pest control sector - fumigation using methyl bromide -
British Pest Control Association Certificate of Proficiency for Fumigation Operators (in a relevant specialist module or relevant specialist modules)
The Irish company certification body is F-gas Registration Ltd. (FGR). However a valid company certificate issued by a certification body in another Member State of the European Union must be mutually recognised in Ireland. Similarly, any company certificate issued by FGR will be recognised in all other Member States.
Check the F-gas Registration Ltd. (FGR) website, the company certification body in Ireland.
Check the FETAC website for further information on Irish standards for training and qualification in handling ozone depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases.
Contact Refrigeration Skillnet for further information on training and qualifications in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.
Download the Information Leaflet on Training and Qualifications for Handling Refrigerants.
Check the Fire Industry Association website for further information on training and qualifications in the fire protection sector.
Check the British Pest Control Association website for further information on training and qualifications to use methyl bromide for fumigation.
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