Ozone Depleting Substances

In order to implement EU Regulation 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on Flourinated Greenhouse Gases, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has made the Environmental Protection(Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) Act 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the Ozone-Depleting Substances (Qualifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.
Both came into operation on the 1st January 2015. The Environmental Agency was appointed the competent authority for these regulations and thus to ensure that the companies dealing with such materials have trained personnel to do so. The minimum requirements as listed in the regulations are:

    • (a) 2079-11 City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (F Gas) and Ozone Depleting Substances: Category I;

 

    • (b) 6187-01 City and Guilds Level 2 National Vocational Qualification Diploma in installing, testing and maintaining air-conditioning and heat pump systems;

 

    • (c) 6187-02 City and Guilds Level 2 National Vocational Qualification Diploma in installing and maintaining refrigeration systems

 

    • (d) 2079-12 City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (F Gas) and Ozone Depleting Substances: Category II;

 

    • (e) 2079-13 City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (F Gas) and Ozone Depleted Substances: Category III;

 

    • (f) 2079-14 City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (F Gas) and Ozone Depleted Substances: Category IV;

 

    • (g) City and Guilds Certificate in Handling Refrigerants Scheme 2078;

 

    • (h) Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Safe Handling of Refrigerants Reference J01;

 

    • (i) Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) J11 Category I – leak checking, recovery, installation, service and maintenance of equipment;

 

    • (j) Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) J12 Category II – installation, service and maintenance of equipment with a charge of less than 3kg (6kg if hermetically sealed)00 and leakage checking; or

 

  • (k) The European Economic Area equivalent of any of the qualifications listed above.