Certificate of expertise according to the Chemicals Climate Protection Ordinance Exhibition Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Anyone wishing to install plants with fluorinated greenhouse gases, check for leak, maintain them or recover the gases will need a new certificate of expertise since 4 July 2009 in order to be able to carry out the activity further.


The issuing of expert certificates for persons who want to install plants with fluorinated greenhouse gases, check for leakiness, maintain, maintain or recover the gases, is issued by the competent authority. This is provided for in the Chemicals Climate Change Ordinance (ChemClimate Protection V), which entered into force on 1 August 2008 and is based on Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 on certain fluorinated propellants.

The following activities are affected:

  • activities on refrigeration systems, air conditioning systems and heat pumps,
  • activities at facilities containing fluorinated greenhouse gases as solvents,
  • activities on fire protection systems and fire extinguishers,
  • activities on high-voltage switchgear and
  • Activities in air conditioning in motor vehicles.

Related Links

  • Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 on certain fluorinating propellants
  • Chemical Climate Protection Ordinance (ChemClimate ProtectionV)

No documentation is required.

Preconditions

  • In order to obtain the certificates of expertise, a theoretical and practical examination of expertise must be taken.
  • For activities in air conditioning in motor vehicles, participation in a course is sufficient.
  • In addition, in the case of activities, the applicant must:
    • Refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps have undergone technical or craft training which is capable of the activity in relation to the activity concerned and have passed a theoretical and practical examination (in accordance with Article 5(1) Regulation (EC) No 303/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for the certification of undertakings and staff in relation to certain fluorinated greenhouse gases containing fixed-site refrigeration systems, air conditioning systems and heat pumps, as well as the conditions for mutual recognition of the relevant certificates).
    • Institutions containing fluorinated greenhouse gases as solvents have successfully completed technical or craft training enabling the activity in turn and have passed a theoretical and practical examination (in accordance with Article 3(1) Regulation (EC) No 306/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for the certification of personnel recovering certain solvents containing fluorinated greenhouse gases from equipment and the conditions for mutual recognition of the relevant allowances).
    • fire protection systems and fire extinguishers have passed a theoretical and practical test (in accordance with Article 5(1) Regulation (EC) No 304/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for the certification of undertakings and personnel in relation to certain fixed fire protection systems and fire extinguishers containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases) and the conditions for mutual recognition of the relevant certificates).
    • high-voltage switchgear passed a theoretical and practical test (under Article 4(1) Regulation (EC) No 305/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for the certification of personnel carrying out activities related to the recovery of certain fluorinated greenhouse gases from high-voltage switchgear and the conditions for mutual recognition of certificates in this regard).
    • Air conditioning systems in motor vehicles have successfully participated in a training programme (under Article 3(2) Of Regulation (EC) No 307/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for training programmes and the conditions for the mutual recognition of training certificates for personnel in certain motor vehicles containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases).
  • Persons with completed training as a refrigeration plant manufacturer receive the certificate of expertise without taking an examination.
  • Regulation (EC) No 303/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for certification of companies and staff in relation to fixed refrigeration systems, air conditioning systems and heat pumps containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases and the conditions for mutual recognition of certificates in this respect
  • Regulation (EC) No 304/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for certification of companies and staff in relation to certain fluorinated greenhouse gases containing fixed fire protection systems and fire extinguishers and the conditions for mutual recognition of certificates in this area
  • Regulation (EC) No 305/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for the certification of personnel carrying out activities related to the recovery of certain fluorinated greenhouse gases from high-voltage switchgear and the conditions for mutual recognition of certificates in this respect
  • Regulation (EC) No 306/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for the certification of personnel recovering solvents containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases from equipment and the conditions for mutual recognition of certificates in this respect
  • Regulation (EC) No 307/2008 laying down the minimum requirements for training programmes and the conditions for the mutual recognition of training certificates for staff in relation to certain air conditioning systems containing fluorinated greenhouse gases in certain motor vehicles

Related Links

  • Section 5 paragraph 2 Chemical Climate Protection Ordinance (ChemClimate ProtectionV)

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Last update or date of publication
13.09.2018