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For details of courses currently available please see below:
Under Hazardous Substances (Compressed Gases) Regulations 2004, any person charging a compressed gas container with compressed gas must be an Approved Filler.
Refrigerant License offers an Approved Filler Test Certificate Course covering:
Each participant completes a written and practical assessment, including demonstrating their competency to fill cylinders in the appropriate gas traffic(s). Successful attendees are certified and issued with an Approved Filler Test Certificate (valid for 5 years) and a handy wallet-sized ID card*.
Please note the Approved Filler Certificate does not cover use of Ammonia.
Under the Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 – 5 Controls) Regulations 2001, wherever quantities of a substance classified as 2.1.1A exceeds 100kg for not permanent gases or 100m3 for a permanent gas, an Approved Handler and a Hazardous Substance Location Test Certificate (see below for details) are required.
Refrigerant License offers a half day, Approved Handler Test Certificate Course covering the handling and storage of 2.1.1A substances (click here for list of refrigerants in this category). Each participant completes a written assessment, with successful attendees certified and issued with an Approved Handler Test Certificate (valid for 5 years) and a handy wallet-sized ID card*.
Please note the Approved Handler Certificate does not cover the use of Ammonia.
Any location which stores 2.1.1A substances in quantities of greater than 100kg (non-permanent gases) / 100m3 (permanent gases) and stores them for periods longer than 18 hours, requires a Location Test Certificate.
A Location Test Certificate must be issued by a Test Certifier and is usually valid for one year. If you require a Location Test Certificate, please contact RLNZ’s Test Certifier:
Rex Alexander - firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 03 477 5966
Premises which require a Location Test Certificate must also have someone onsite who has an Approved Handler Certificate (note: only one person needs to be an Approved Handler so long as they are contactable while offsite, should someone onsite need to reach them).
For further information contact Angela Knott, Refrigerant License Team Admin Support email@example.com
*Test Certificates and wallet-sized ID cards take 4 - 8 weeks to be issued.