Refcom launches Refcom Elite — a confirmation of best practice

Refcom, air conditioning inspections
Demonstrating commitment to best practice — Bruce Kirton.

Refcom, the Register of Companies Competent to Handle Refrigerants, is enhancing its long-standing voluntary scheme and rebranding it Refcom Elite. Membership will demonstrate a commitment to best practice in refrigerant handling, giving members a useful point of difference when competing for work involving any kind of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning or heat-pump equipment.

Bruce Kirton, Refcom’s chief executive, explains, ‘The Refcom voluntary scheme requires higher standards than those stipulated by the “light-touch” F Gas regulations, and the best businesses in our industry welcome this as a way of demonstrating to clients and potential clients their commitment to best practice.’

The qualifying criteria for Refcom Elite are identical to those of the previous voluntary scheme, but membership benefits have been enhanced. They include realignment of the audit regime to 3-yearly cycles for members, a fee structure banded according to business size, the introduction of random desk-top inspections each year, retention of ACRIB membership or RAC (blue/gold) occupational Engineering Services SKILLcard, publicly accessible web site listing of Elite members, and Refcom Elite certificates and van stickers.

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