Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (F-Gases) – UK

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Fluorinated gases, or F-gases, are greenhouse gases that are widely used as refrigerants, blowing agents for foam and solvents as well as in air-conditioning systems, heat pump equipment, fire extinguishers and aerosols. These gases contribute significantly to the greenhouse effect. Regulations introduced by the European Union (EU) in 2015, and adopted in the United Kingdom, are designed to protect against dangerous levels of global warming by significantly reducing the use of F-gas and associated emissions across the EU over coming decades. If you produce, own, import, sell, operate or work with equipment that contains F-gas, these regulations apply to you. In this course, you'll find out more about F-gases, their effect on the environment and how this is measured. You'll learn about the regulations, which introduce quotas limiting the production and importation of F-gases, bans on specific F-gas uses and requirements for working with equipment that contains F-gas – including required qualifications, record keeping, equipment labelling, leak testing and F-gas recovery. You'll also learn how best to react if there's an accidental F-gas leak in your workplace. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by New Level Safety Limited, a professional services company specializing in corporate health and safety management. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognise the greenhouse effect
  • identify the environmental effect of F-gases
  • identify the carbon dioxide equivalent for a given quantity of F-gas
  • recognise the terms of the HFC phase down
  • identify current and future bans on certain F-gas uses
  • identify various F-gases, their respective effects and F-gas regulations
  • identify requirements for working with F-gas equipment
  • identify reporting, labelling, and recovery requirements for F-gas equipment
  • identify leak testing requirements for F-gas equipment
  • recognise how to respond to an accidental F-gas leak
  • identify the requirements when working with F-gas and how to respond to leaks


  • F-Gases and Their Effects
  • F-Gas Regulations
  • Knowledge Check: F-Gas Regulations and Effects
  • Requirements for Working with F-Gas Equipment
  • F-Gas Leak Testing and Response
  • Knowledge Check: Requirements, Testing and Response


COMPLIANCE-COURSE Fire Warden/Marshal - UK