The European Union’s F-gas Regulation no.
842/2006 became law on 4 July 2006.
The following is a brief summary of its requirements
the UK’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
industry, which came into force (unless otherwise
stated) on 4 July 2007.
(F-gases include all HFC
refrigerants, such as R134a, R407C and R410A).
If you operate stationery air conditioning or refrigeration
systems you must prevent leakage and repair any leaks
as soon as possible. You are required to arrange
proper refrigerant recovery by certified personnel.
You must also ensure that only certified personnel
carry out leakage checks and that these are done
to the schedule and procedure
set by the Commission,
these checks must be carried out at least annually.