The IMI Accreditation Air Conditioning route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the maintenance and repair or accident repair (MET role or similar) of light vehicles and will have contact with the vehicle Air Conditioning system during their work activities.
New EU F-gas legislation (517/2014) replaces the 2006 regulation and came into force from January 2015. The refrigerant trucks and trailers sector has been added to the list requiring training,
Martec Training offer the Refrigerant Handler qualification:
The technician must be able to work unsupervised – ideally, they should be in full time employment with at least three months experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to recover and recharge vehicle Air Conditioning systems without knowingly releasing refrigerant to the atmosphere. They should also be familiar with the knowledge of the legislation applied to the use of refrigerants (F-Gas) used in the automotive industry.
• Refrigerant Handling Course, cost £275.00 plus vat
• Reaccreditation of Refrigerant Handling, duration max 3 hours, cost £165 vat plus