Qualification requirements

Sphere of operations Appointed responsible person 1) Refrigeration fitter 2

Cooling and air conditioning
devices and heat pumps
including geothermal heat pumps


 


Under 3 kg
  • Module “Handling of refrigerants” in the refrigeration fitter’s
    further vocational qualification
  • Part “Installation, repair and maintenance of domestic appliances”
    in the domestic appliance mechanic’s further vocation qualification
  • Module “Installation of heat pumps and heating devices” in the
    heating installer’s further vocational qualification
In addition, a minimum of one year’s work experience in the appropriate field
(refrigeration branch or other applicable technical field).
  • Part “Installation, repair and maintenance of refrigeration appliances” in the domestic appliance mechanic’s further vocation qualification
  • Module “Installation of heat pumps and heating devices” in the heating installer’s further vocational qualification
  • Part “Installation of small refrigeration devices” in vocational qualification in building maintenance technology

Cooling and air conditioning devices and heat pumps including
geothermal heat pumps


 


At least 3 kg
  • Qualification applicable to the refrigeration branch (levels: Specialist Qualification or Engineer) and Module 1 “Handling of refrigerants” in the refrigeration fitter’s further vocational qualification
  • Further vocational education (refrigeration fitter)
  • Specialist qualification in refrigeration fitting

 

Additionally, a minimum of two years of work experience in the refrigeration branch
  • Further vocational education
     (refrigeration fitter)
  • At least Module 1 “Handling of refrigerants” and some of the optional Modules between 4 and 8 (installation and maintenance) in the refrigeration fitter’s further vocational qualification
  • Modules ”Installation of refrigeration components and plumbing” and ”Commissioning of refrigeration unit” in the vocational qualification in building maintenance technology
Waste management
  • Technical education and training
  • Waste transfer station operator (further qualification in waste and recycling management) 
  • Completion of waste management qualification test

1) Appointed responsible person 

  •  The appointed responsible person is in charge of affirming that the operation conforms to environmental protection requirements and that the installers and fitters fulfil competency requirements
  • If the appointed responsible person works as a fitter or an installer, he or she must also fulfil the necessary competency requirements.

2) Refrigeration fitter

  • A person carrying out maintenance, installation and repair work on cooling and air conditioning equipment and geothermal heat pumps and handling refrigerants related to those installations.
  • In waste management, a person involved in recovery of refrigerant