Logic Certification (LCL) has launched a new F-Gas qualification designed in association with the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB).

The level 3 award is designed to give professional refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) engineers involved in the application of flammable gases, a better understanding of the Health & Safety regulations relating to the planning, installation, commissioning and servicing of RACHP equipment.

The short, nationally recognised qualification is a new addition to LCL's existing suite of F-Gas qualifications, all of which have been updated to take into account recent adjustments to F-gas legislation in the lead up to the banning of R0404A refrigerants and the servicing of high GWP equipment in 2020.

The qualification covers the relevant legislation and safety standards, such as BE EN 378, BS EN 60335 and manufacturers' instructions. There's an overview of the differences between the refrigerant classes used in different RACHP systems and a review of the decommissioning procedures for RACHP systems, which is now more regulated.

Mark Krull, LCL's Director said, "I'm delighted to introduce this new award to supplement to our existing F-gas qualifications. The changes to F-gas legislation are complicated and it's important that RACHP engineers have access to learning opportunities that help them keep safe and up to speed with current legislation. By working with ACRIB, we have ensured this new qualification specifically meets the requirements of a sector which is currently undergoing a period of change and evolution as we move towards a greener future."