Refcom, the Register of Companies to Handle Refrigerants, has expanded and rebranded its enhanced voluntary scheme.
Now called Refcom Elite, membership requires higher standards than those stipulated by the mandatory ‘light touch’ F-Gas regulations introduced in 2009, of which Refcom is the certification body
Elite membership now includes re-alignment of the audit regime to three-yearly cycles, a fee structure banded according to business size, the introduction of annual, random desk-top inspections and retention of ACRIB membership or RAC (Blue/Gold) occupational Engineering Services SKILLcard.
There’s also a publicly accessible website listing of Elite members, and Refcom Elite certificates and van stickers.
Refcom claim Elite membership allows companies to demonstrate a commitment to best practise in refrigerant handling, giving members a point of difference when competing for work including installation
Refcom was established in 1994 and appointed by Defra as a certification body for mandatory F-Gas company certification in June 2009