Tukes is the responsible authority supervising the compliance with the qualification requirements in the refrigeration branch, as laid down in the Environmental Protection Act (527/2014) of Finland. The legislation on leakage controls carried out on equipment is supervised by the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres, Finland) and municipal environmental protection authories.


Anyone who violates the Environmental Protection Act may be sentenced to a fine or a prohibition of operations. Tukes may also decide to cancel a Certificate of Qualification, in case the entrepreneur or a person no longer meets the qualification requirements.


Any entrepreneur who violates the qualification requirements can be reported to Tukes, e.g. by e-mail to kylmalaite(at)