Are you trained to handle the HFC’s and Natural Refrigerants?

City and Guilds 2079 has already paved the way to ensure that handlers are equipped to service systems and use gas correctly, and BOC offers a variety of training courses to ensure you’re fully able to handle the gases that we provide.

For enquiries on any of the courses below, please call 0800 02 0800
City and Guilds 2079 category 1

 For experienced engineers only who currently hold a refrigerant handling qualification
(City & Guilds 2078 or CITB equivalent).

The C & G 2079 refrigerant handling (F-Gas) qualification is a practical skills test plus an online assessment to check knowledge.

The overall aim of the assessment is to ensure candidates:

  • Handle refrigerant safely
  • Minimise the amount of refrigerant lost to atmosphere
  • Minimise refrigerant contamination.

It is a legal requirement that all engineers who handle HFC type refrigerants have this qualification (or the CITB equivalent). The category 1 assessment is for engineers working on any size of system who will be accessing the system (e.g. for service), charging and recovering refrigerant and leak testing.

Five day service and maintenance course

 This five day course enables a novice to understand how an RAC system works and be able to maintain and service it and includes the City and Guilds 2079-11 refrigerant handling assessment. The following topics are included in the standard course:

  • How a system works – the basic principles
  • Common components - what they do and range of types
  • Refrigerants, associated hazards and environmental issues, and legal responsibilities
  • How systems are controlled
  • Typical system operating conditions
  • Introduction to brazing
  • System processing – pressure / leak testing and evacuation
  • Refrigerant handling – charging and recovering
  • Setting controls
  • Fault finding
  • Maintenance for reliability and optimum performance
  • Overview of design and installation.

Hydrocarbons: CARE®

 The aim of the CARE sessions is to train engineers in the handling of hydrocarbons as refrigerants. Adherence to the guidelines will ensure that the CARE refrigerants are used safely and that systems using them operate with optimum performance.

Training is mandatory for the purchase of CARE products from BOC & HRP and is a condition of The British and European standard EN378.

  • Why & where hydrocarbons are used
  • Safe handling and transport of hydrocarbons
  • Available hydrocarbon products and packages
  • A Safe Working Environment
  • Operating Procedures
    • Safe recovery
    • Safe brazing
    • Safe charging
  • Performance as a refrigerant
  • System design
  • Charge sizes
  • Electronics
  • Practical limits.