Fluorinated greenhouse gases; application for certificate of competence

Persons installing, checking for leaks, maintaining, repairing, decommissioning equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases or recovering the gases need a certificate of competence to be allowed to carry out their activities.

Description

Certificates of competence are issued on a personal basis for

  • activities on stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and heat pumps,
  • recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases from equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases as solvents,
  • work on fixed fire protection equipment
  • activities on electrical switchgear
  • activities on refrigeration equipment in refrigerated trucks and trailers
  • recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases from air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles or other mobile refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment

The competent bodies are the Chambers of Crafts, Chambers of Industry and Commerce, craft guilds, insofar as they have been authorised by the competent Chamber of Crafts to carry out tests, and the bodies recognised by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment.

Prerequisites

A certificate of competence for the activity in question shall be issued to persons who

  • in the case of activities on stationary refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, heat pumps or refrigeration systems in refrigerated trucks or trailers, have successfully completed a technical or craft training qualifying them for the respective activity or are exempted from the requirement of a technical or craft training pursuant to sentence 5 or Section 5 (4) of the Chemicals Ozone Layer Ordinance and have each passed a theoretical and practical examination pursuant to Article 5 (1) of Regulation (EC) No. 303/2008 or Article 4 (1) of the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2067,
  • in the case of activities at installations containing fluorinated greenhouse gases as solvents, have successfully completed technical or vocational training qualifying them for the activity in question or are exempt from the requirement for technical or vocational training and have each passed a theoretical and practical examination in accordance with Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 306/2008,
  • in the case of work on fixed fire protection installations, have passed a theoretical and practical examination in accordance with Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 304/2008,
  • in the case of activities on electrical switchgear
    • in accordance with Article 10(1)(a) in conjunction with Article 4(2)(f) of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014, have successfully completed technical or craft training qualifying them for the activity in question or are exempt from the requirement for technical or craft training and have passed a theoretical and practical examination in accordance with Article 3(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2066, or
    • in accordance with Article 10(1)(c) in conjunction with Article 8(1)(e) of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014, have passed a theoretical and practical examination in accordance with Article 3(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2066 or, in respect of high-voltage switchgear, in accordance with Article 4(1) of Regulation (EC) No 305/2008, or
  • in the case of work on air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles or other mobile refrigeration and air-conditioning systems not covered by the first indent, have participated in a training programme in accordance with Article 3(2) of Regulation (EC) No 307/2008 or meet the requirements set out in the first indent.

Deadlines

none

Required documents

  • Audit evidence

    certificate/proof of examination in accordance with the legislation referred to above

  • Certificate of participation in a training programme in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 307/2008

    for work on air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles or other mobile refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, unless the requirement under No. 1 above is met.

  • exemption from the requirement of technical or manual training, if applicable

    (only if an exemption has taken place)

  • Training certificate

    Proof of successfully completed technical or craft training qualifying for the job

Fees

  • Please contact the respective body directly (Chamber of Crafts, Chamber of Industry and Commerce as far as they have been authorised by the responsible Chamber of Crafts to carry out tests, Guild of Crafts as well as bodies recognised by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment).

Legal bases

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Status: 26.07.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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