Article 4.4.8.1.

The following activities on stationary fire protection equipment with fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances may only be carried out by a recognised fire protection equipment technician as stated in Article 6, 2°, f) of the VLAREL:

installation, maintenance, repair and decommissioning;

checks for leaks on fire protection equipment as stated in Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 and Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer;

recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances.

 

For the installation, maintenance, repair or decommissioning of stationary fire protection equipment with fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances, the company where the fire protection equipment technician works is recognised as a fire protection equipment company as stated in Article 6, 7°, c) of the VLAREL.

 

Where fire protection equipment with fluorinated greenhouses gases is concerned, paragraph 1 does not apply to a person in possession of a registration certificate for training to obtain a certificate as stated in Article 17/2, 2° of the VLAREL, provided that he/she carries out the work under the supervision of a recognised fire protection equipment technician. This exemption from the requirement of recognition is granted for a maximum of ten years, from the date of registration for training, and lapses if the person receives recognition as a fire protection equipment technician as stated in Article 6, 2°, f) of the VLAREL. The person concerned must produce proof of registration at the request of the competent supervisory body.

 

Paragraph 1 also does not apply to manufacturing and repair activities at premises of the manufacturer for containers or associated components of stationary fire protection equipment with fluorinated greenhouse gases.