Article 4.4.8.2.

The following activities on electrical switchgear with fluorinated greenhouse gases may only be carried out by a recognised electrical switchgear technician as stated in Article 6, 2, g) of the VLAREL:

1

installation, maintenance, repair and decommissioning;

2

recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases.

Paragraph 1 does not apply to a person in possession of a registration certificate for training to obtain the certificate as stated in Article 17/3, 2 of the VLAREL, provided that he/she carries out the work under the supervision of a recognised electrical switchgear technician who assumes complete responsibility for the correct performance of the work. This exemption from the requirement of recognition is granted for a maximum of one year, from the date of registration for training, and lapses if the person receives recognition as an electrical switchgear technician as stated in Article 6, 2, g) 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 electrical switchgear with fluorinated greenhouse gases.

Until 1 July 2017, paragraph 1 does not apply to the installation, maintenance, repair and decommissioning of electrical switchgear with fluorinated greenhouse gases and to the recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases from electrical switchgear other than high-voltage switchgear.