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Training Spotlight - Air Conditioning Refrigerant Handler (F-Gas)

Training Spotlight - Air Conditioning Refrigerant Handler (F-Gas)

27 April 2017

F-Gas training at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills is an accreditation for technicians whose job role involves the maintenance and repair (MET roles or similar) of light vehicles and need to meet the legal requirement for working with F-Gases, due to contact with vehicle air conditioning systems.

There are no entry requirements to take the course, however technicians who wish to take it 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.

F-Gas training is held at the RMI Academy in Southam, Warwickshire, and at our second site in Runcorn opening in June. You can also choose to take the course on-site on your own premises.

The course is half a day long, and covers the ‘Refrigerant Handler (AOM 126)’ and ‘Refrigerant Cylinder Handling (AOM 126’ IMI modules, carried out as an assessment.

After passing the course you will receive an IMI Accreditation in “Air Conditioning - Refrigerant Handler”, which meets the minimum requirements set out in EC Regulation (EC) No. 307/2008. The accreditation does not require renewal.

The course costs £275 + VAT for RMI members. To enquire or book your F-Gas training, please call us on 0845 305 4230.