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Climalife unveils refrigerant safety handling campaign

Suppler will be providing guidance that sets out basic steps that can be taken by engineers to prevent injury as part of new safety pack for customers

Climalife has announced a new safety campaign for refrigeration engineers that outlines basic handling tips to remember during their work.

The campaign launch comes at a time where industry is facing a growing reliance on lower GWP refrigerant products, as well as compatible equipment designed to handle them driven by EU F-Gas legislation. This will see engineers having to work with products that increasingly have some level of flammability and toxicity and highlight good handing practice.

An infographic has been published by Climalife to serve as a reference tool to remind fully trained engineers remember additional basic steps to ensure their safety during work on projects.

Guidance includes ensuring that cylinders are securely fastened and valves completely closed as a means to limit pollution and wastage. Climalife’s handling guidance also warns about the importance of keeping products away from heat sources and direct sunlight, as well as protecting refrigerant cylinders from impact that can lead to irreversible damage.

The guide also warned about the potential of burns from not wearing proper protective clothing. Climalife said it was also providing gloves and vented safety spectacles, as well as goggles as part of a special pack to go with the factsheet that also details some tools available to engineers to help manage work on a project.

Mel Summers, marketing director for Climalife, said that the company had opted to expand an earlier social media campaign from earlier this year with safety packs that would be provided to its customers.

“Safety is so important when handling refrigerants, so anything we can do to reinforce this message, we believe is incredibly valuable to the industry.”

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