The UK will continue to mirror the rules set by the European F-Gas regulations to drive reductions in harmful emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, but Brexit gives it the freedom to go further by setting up a national register of individual operatives.
The industry specification TR19 Grease, developed and managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), and its supporting Vent Hygiene Elite (VHE) Scheme have been designated as best practice by the RICSAuthority the body that carries out research on behalf of insurers to safeguard building occupants and reduce the risk of damage to properties.
Its latest guidance reminds property managers of the need to use verifiably competent ventilation hygiene contractors to maintain their kitchen extract systems to reduce the likelihood of fires starting and being spread by the build-up of flammable grease deposits in ductwork.
Replacing Phil Hurley as vice chairman is Max Halliwell of Mitsubishi Electric.
The appointment comes at a critical time for a heating industry which is responsible for a third of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. With heat pumps key to tackling this the Heat Pump Association is committed to promoting their benefits and wide scale deployment as a low carbon solution.