Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Till the end of the Brexit transition period, 31 December 2020, company and individual certificates issued in the UK for work with F-gas/ODS, are still valid in the European Union.
After the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020, certificates issued by a UK certification body for carrying out work with F-gases/ ODS, may no longer be valid for work in the Republic of Ireland and the other European Union Member States.
If you hold an individual certificate by a certification body in the United Kingdom, for work with F-gases and ODS, you can obtain, for free and without re-training, a certificate for the same activity, that will be valid for work in the European Union also after the end of the Brexit transition period. Apply to the Republic of Ireland’s Environment Protection Agency, by 31 December 2020:
If you do not make a valid application before 31 December 2020, in order to carry out work with F-gases and ODS in a European Union Member State you will most likely be required to be certified by a certification body from an European Union Member State, and this might demand training.
There is currently no exchange scheme for company certificates issued in the UK. To carry out work with F-gases/ ODS in the Republic of Ireland or other European Union Member State, if your business holds a company certificate issued in the UK, after the end of the Brexit transition period, 31 December 2020, this may no longer be valid, and you may need to apply for a company certificate from an European Union Member State.
Guidance for Scotland, England and Wales
Defra and Environment Agency: Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances - how to do business from 1 January 2021
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