The new Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 bring together the requirements for workplaces that work with hazardous substances into a single place. These new regulations sit under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA). Please note this website has not yet been fully updated to reflect the current health and safety legislation. It is important that you read our material in conjunction with all relevant industry standards, regulations, legislation applicable to you and your PCBU. Please visit WorkSafe New Zealand for current requirements.
Welcome to the Refrigerant License New Zealand (RLNZ) website. We provide training courses to the HVAC&R industry:
The Refrigerant License Trust Board (RLTB) was established by CCCANZ and IRHACE, with funding provided by refrigerant levy collection, initially to develop and provide refrigerant filler and handler training and certification for HVAC&R practitioners. Subsequently RLNZ has expanded its activities to provide a wider range of training and professional development for people in the HVAC&R industry.
On 25 November 2011, the Commerce Commission approved RLTB’s application for restricting sales of refrigerant to those persons who have evidence of certification to safely handle refrigerant. This restriction by supporting wholesalers commenced 1 January 2015. Now is the time to complete the required training.
Approved Filler Compliance Certificates are valid for five years. At the end of the five year period it is possible to renew certificates. RLNZ have a thorough, easy to follow, on line renewal course for refrigerant gases that covers all criteria laid out by the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017. If your Approved Filler certificate is due for renewal register now: Approved Filler On Line Renewal
The Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 came into force 1st December 2017, the requirements relating to Approved Handlers changed at that point. The RLNZ Approved Handler course is currently unavailable. RLNZ is currently developing a new course relating to the safe handling refrigerant gases. Please contact RLNZ for more information or to register your interest.
A short course available to people who already hold an approved filler certificate issued by RLNZ taking you through additional considerations when handling ammonia. Following successful completion of the course a new certificate and license card will be provided adding Ammonia in the refrigerant traffic covered.
The world of refrigerants is changing. International environmental agreements mean a shift towards refrigerants with low global warming potentials; many of these refrigerants are flammable. This course, either face to face or online, is ideal if you or your employees are working with flammable refrigerants and want to be aware of the risks and requirments for working with them.
To find out more and to register on either a face to face course or our online activity: Flammable Refrigerant Safety Awareness Course
A group of courses available to give you tools to assist you with your discussions with customers regarding energy efficiency. The courses have been developed with funding from EECA and include downloadable resaources and links to tools. There are four courses designed for different users:
This course is based on the EECA publication "Good practice guide; heat pump installation". The course is aimed at experienced installers of heat pumps and gives good practice guidelines for designing and installing residential air to air single split heat pump systems.
This three day comprehensive course is suitable for refrigeration plant operators who need to gain a thorough knowledge of how an ammonia refrigeration plant operates, its components, legislative requirements and maintenance. It also covers safety in the event of an ammonia leak. The course is highly regarded by the Industry. To find out more about the Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations Course. and to register your interest.
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