ACR Journal

45 CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai ACRIB / BESA Extensive network BESA has a number of subsidiary companies that support members and the building engineering services industry, including REFCOM, Engineering Services SKILLcard, BESA Academy, SFG20, BESCA and its schemes, the BESCA Vent Hygiene Elite and BESCA Competent Person Scheme and Welplan. REFCOM is the UK’s original and market-leading F-Gas register, with over 6,700 F-Gas members, over 300 members of its REFCOM Elite scheme and many manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers are part of its REFCOM Elite Supplier scheme. They o er a range of benefits to its members, from discounted F-Gas software, business insurance, training to free technical guidance and support. In addition, REFCOM has fully supported the moves towards a national register of operatives to sit alongside the company registration introduced by the F-Gas legislation and support this by asking REFCOM Elite members to have their engineers registered with ACRIB SKILLcards. Engineering Services SKILLcard is the industry recognised card issuing and personnel registration scheme for people working in the mechanical sector of the building engineering services industry throughout the UK. For those working in the RAC sector, they o er the Blue/ Gold ACRIB/SKILLcard Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Engineer SKILLcard and the White ACRIB Refrigerant Handler SKILLcard, which will enable you to gain access to site. BESA Academy is the training and apprenticeship arm of the Association and the learning solution for the building engineering services sector. They o er RAC apprenticeships, free online CPD, online F-Gas Renewal course, a range of refrigeration courses throughout their approved training centres in the UK and an online H&SE test, which meets the health and safety requirements for all Craft and Operative SKILLcards. Further details on BESA are available at . To find out more about ACRIB, visit David Frise - group chief executive officer at BESA

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