24 November 2020
Leading F-Gas register REFCOM now has 300 company members at its Elite level. Membership of the REFCOM Elite voluntary scheme demonstrates that members have reached high standards of competence and compliance in refrigerant management.
REFCOM is the F-Gas certification body of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The law requires that anyone carrying out installation, commissioning, decommissioning, repair, maintenance or servicing of static equipment that contains refrigerant must have F-Gas Certification.
REFCOM’s Elite scheme goes further than the mandatory certification. Member companies undergo third-party inspection of the business every three years. The 300 REFCOM Elite members not only meet the basic F-Gas Certification standards, but have also demonstrated that they operate auditable procedures for control of refrigerants. They also use purpose-designed refrigerant recovery equipment; and perform any refrigerant transactions with minimum emissions.
Rachel Davidson, BESA’s Director of Certification, said: “We are delighted to see the numbers of REFCOM Elite members grow. It shows that our sector takes its environmental responsibilities seriously.”
REFCOM Elite membership ensures that businesses meet the best practices in refrigerant management. Clients can be sure that a REFCOM Elite member will work to high professional standards. A members’ engineers will hold an ACRIB SKILLcard which provides evidence of identification, skills and qualifications. It also demonstrates that the cardholder has passed a Health Safety and Environment test.
“The Elite scheme shows potential clients which contractors are going the extra mile to demonstrate compliance,” adds Davidson. “It gives them peace of mind that their refrigerant systems are in safe and competent hands.”
A full list of all REFCOM Elite member companies can be found at www.refcom.org.uk. Anyone interested in joining the scheme can also find full details and start the application process online.