What is meant by "Contractor"?

The information on this webpage is specifically aimed at refrigeration contractors who are providing services to end users in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump markets. This includes:
  • Installation contractors who are fitting new systems.
  • Maintenance contractors that provide services to operators of existing equipment.

Installation and maintenance contractors need to comply with similar obligations, although the requirement to fit labels to new equipment (see details below) will only apply to installation contractors.

The majority of obligations under the F-Gas regulation refer to stationary systems such as those found in factories and buildings. However, contractors working on mobile equipment such as car air-conditioning and transport refrigeration systems also have some obligations.