Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are potent greenhouse gases with high global warming potential and are widely used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems and appliances.
A global phasedown on HFCs is being implemented from 2019 under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The switch from HFCs to more environmentally acceptable alternatives will help combat climate change, but will also present increased risks to health and safety in some circumstances because of the higher toxicity or flammability of common alternatives. Credit: MIBE
Regulating the industry has been on the agenda for a considerable time now and as of this year, the Government has approved our first submission and agree to regulation, we have now made it into the next stage of submissions which are ton iron the details of a licencing structure and also include regulation of Anhydrous Ammonia installations that are to align with the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.
The next submissions are due shortly and we need your help. We will be making this process as simple as possible to ensure that we have the best possible outcome.