Refcom audit shows 100% F Gas compliance
The F Gas Regulations are working, according to the latest quarterly audit by certification body Refcom that showed 100% compliance by randomly selected businesses on its register. These audits are a legal requirement as part of Refcom’s operating agreement with Defra, and the latest audit was of a randomly selected group of 50 businesses on the Refcom register.
Most of the businesses taking part in the survey were fully compliant with the F Gas Regulations. The majority which were not fully compliant received guidance and then became compliant.
Refcom secretary Steve Crocker considers that the success of the F Gas Regulations in promoting compliance, as evident in the audit, is further evidence that a phase down is not necessary and should not be made obligatory. He said, ‘It is our view still, in line with ACRIB and AREA, that there is no need for a phase down as long as businesses keep the refrigerant contained within the system by using properly compliant businesses that use properly qualified and competent engineers. This, of course, is the whole ethos of F Gas and why contractors in Great Britain and Northern Ireland have spent vast sums of money on training and compliance with F Gas.’