- One of the new F Gas certificates City & Guilds 2079/ ConstructionSkills J11
- Or an older City & Guilds 2078 and CITB J01 valid and issued before 9th March which are acceptable as interim qualifications but only until July 2011.
- Companies who employ personnel carrying out activities covered by the F Gas Regulation must hold an interim or full Company F Gas certificate available from REFCOM, Quidos or Bureau Veritas.
By 1st January 2010
- No virgin HCFC can be supplied or used for servicing existing equipment.
- New definitions of recycled and recovered HCFC refrigerant and restrictions on how they are used, come into force under the revised European Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation.
- New Record keeping and leak checking obligations come into force for users HCFC refrigerant.
By 4th July 2011
- Individuals carrying out activities covered by the F Gas Regulation can no longer operate legally unless they have obtained the new F Gas qualification (City & Guilds 2079 / ConstructionSkills J11)
- Companies who employ personnel carrying out these activities must have obtained their full Company F Gas Certificate and interim certificates are no longer valid.
- The EU must report on the impact of the implementation of the F Gas Regulations and recommend revisions if necessary.
By 1st January 2015
- No recycled or recovered HCFC can be supplied or used to service existing equipment.