Key Obligations and Deadlines for Contractors

In most situations it is the end user of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment that is legally responsible for compliance with many of the key rules in the F-Gas regulation. Most of these rules came into force in July 2007. The majority of the rules only affect plants that contain a minimum of 3 kg of HFC refrigerant. Details of these important obligations on end users are given in paragraph below entitled "What your customers might need".

The legal obligations on contractors can be summarised under four main headings:

It is important that contractors ensure that their staff do not carry out any activities on behalf of their customers that would be deemed to be illegal for an end user (see below for details).

Click any of the above to get a detailed description of each obligation.