REFCOM – The Refcom Register of Companies Competent to Handle Refrigerants (now Refcom Elite) was set up in 1994 in response to atmospheric damage caused by certain refrigerant gases. Since then the Register has evolved to cover fluorinated refrigerant gases which if released to atmosphere have a global warming potential significantly higher than CO2.
Institute of Refrigeration – The IOR exists to promote the advancement of refrigeration in all its applications, in relation both to the perfection of its methods, and to the extension of its services to the community. It does this by encouraging invention and research, providing a means for co-operation between educational institutes, and offering a forum for exchange of views of members.
British Refrigeration Association – The British Refrigeration Association (B.R.A.) is the only trade association representing manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, distributors, contractors, specifiers and end-users of refrigeration plant, equipment and components. It also includes producers of refrigerants and lubricants, colleges and training establishments. It works closely with government, public bodies and other organisations, both in the UK and overseas, to further the interests of the refrigeration industry.
City & Guilds Approved Training Centre – City & Guilds are the leading awarding body for respected vocational qualifications that can transform the working lives of people in any capacity. Tradewinds Engineering is an approved City & Guilds training centre and can offer a range of courses relevant to the engineering industry.