Refrigerant Handling (air conditioning)

All Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians working with vehicles, must have achieved, as a minimum requirement, a refrigerant handling qualification. To clarify, this must fulfil the European Union F-gas Regulation (EC842/2006 and Annex to Regulation EC307/2008).

The Air Conditioning route is for technicians whose job role involves the maintenance and repair of light vehicles and will have contact with the vehicle Air Conditioning system during their work activities. In other words, this qualification is necessary if your job entails handling or purchasing air-con gas canisters.

Refrigerant Handling

Course Overview

Candidates must demonstrate the learning outcomes by following and achieving two assessment components (practical & Online/paper test) which are set by IMI/ABC Awards.

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The technician must be able to work unsupervised. Ideally, they should be in full-time employment with at least three months of experience. Above all, they should be familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to recover and recharge vehicle Air Conditioning systems without knowingly releasing refrigerant to the atmosphere. They should also be familiar with the knowledge of the legislation applied to the use of refrigerants (F-Gas) used in the automotive industry.

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