October 2012 - Flammable Refrigerants
The British Refrigeration Association has published a Guide to Flammable Regrigerants. It provides impartial information about the flammability issues associated with these refrigerants to end users, specifiers, building owners, manufacturers and contractors. It is an introduction to flammable refrigerants and signposts where more detailed information can be obtained if necessary.
October 2012 - Low GWP Refrigerants
Guidance on minimum requirements for contractors’ training & certification
February 2012 - Service of hydrocarbon refrigerant equipment in a retail environment
Publication edited by the British Refrigeration Association - Issue 1, February 2012
November 2011 - Certification or equivalent qualification schemes for installers of heat pumps
Guidance on minimum requirements for achieving certification or equivalent qualification schemes with regard to the Renewable Energy Sources Directive 2009/28/EC Article 14 paragraph 3 on design, installation and maintenance for heat pumps.
June 2011 - Low GWP refrigerants: guidance on use and basic competence requirements for contractors
Guidance on the use of low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants in refrigeration and air conditioning installations and on the basic competences that contractors dealing with such refrigerants should have.
2005 - Refrigeration craftsman
AREA completed a Leonardo Da Vinci Project EUR/02/C/F/NT- 84604 (EC Agreement N° 2002-4549/001-001LE2X.). The project was carried out between December 2002 and November 2005. An enquiry involving approx. 350 craftsmen in 7 European countries was carried out in July, August and in the first half of September 2003. The statistical analysis of the answers received was summarized in a report written by the Monitor Group.
The project finished with the establishment of an AREA portfolio of qualifications and skills needed to work in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning with excellent craftsmanship.
MARC - "Measurement system for the AREA Refrigeration Competencies" is short sample questionnaire on the main competencies that are essential for a craftsman in the Refrigeration Industry. It enables you to judge your current skills and knowledge. As a result, MARC gives you feedback on your personal profile. You can compare your status with the results of other refrigeration craftsmen in Europe.