Key Obligations and Deadlines for Distributors

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 and the obligations on contractors are given in paragraph below entitled "What your customers might need".

The legal obligations on distributors can be summarised under three main headings:

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

1 This refers to any refrigerant handling operations that could give rise to emissions of F-Gas refrigerants. Hence it applies to operations such as filling cylinders.