Refridgerator

The Project

Refridgerator

The working group

Join us in creating an industry-led solution to maximise the effectiveness of synthetic refrigerant stewardship.

A working group will be established to represent the interests of the following industries:

  • refrigeration and air conditioning
  • motor trade (automotive air conditioning)
  • refrigerant wholesalers
  • refrigerant manufacturers and distributors
  • significant industry stakeholders

The group will be outcome focused and will be actively involved in the project to ensure the effectiveness of the product stewardship of synthetic refrigerants is maximised.

The working

group

Join us in creating an industry-led solution to maximise the effectiveness of synthetic refrigerant stewardship.

A working group will be established to represent the interests of the following industries:

  • refrigeration and air conditioning
  • motor trade (automotive air conditioning)
  • refrigerant wholesalers
  • refrigerant manufacturers and distributors
  • significant industry stakeholders

The group will be outcome focused and will be actively involved in the project to ensure the effectiveness of the product stewardship of synthetic refrigerants is maximised.

Goals of the

working group

Continuous improvement of industry best practice to ensure safe collection and disposal of all synthetic refrigerants.

Promote necessary and appropriate action to include all synthetic refrigerant importers.

Advise on appropriate training and qualifications for all synthetic refrigerant handlers.

Purpose of the

working group

Review and guide the programme development.

Give expert direction and recommendations to contracted parties.

Provide feedback to and from relevant stakeholders.

A copy of the Working Group’s Terms of Reference is available from 3R Group.

Role of the

project manager

3R is an independent third party with expertise in product stewardship providing overall project management as the solutions are explored and developed.

This includes expert advice, materials for discussion, and support for funding submissions for the working group in accordance with the terms of reference.

3R will stay abreast of issues and bring key matters, reports, documents and legislation to the attention of members in a timely, efficient and ethical manner.

3r

Role of the

project manager

3R is an independent third party with expertise in product stewardship providing overall project management as the solutions are explored and developed.

This includes expert advice, materials for discussion, and support for funding submissions for the working group in accordance with the terms of reference.

3R will stay abreast of issues and bring key matters, reports, documents and legislation to the attention of members in a timely, efficient and ethical manner.

Programme of work

Milestone 1

February 2019

Establishment of working group
Launch project website
Preparation of consultation plan

Milestone 2

May 2019

Conduct situational analysis, data collection & GAP analysis.
Seek feedback on interaction of proposed scheme with regulations/legislation – Prepare report 1

Milestone 3

August 2019

Identify options for mandatory product stewardship (including cost benefit analysis) – Prepare report 2
IRHACE to develop the scope and prepare course outline for industry credentials – Prepare report 3

Milestone 4

October 2019

Identify preferred option(s) – Prepare report 4
Prepare detailed credentials course outline and materials to Unit Standard ready

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Have your say

Find out how you can have your say in the development of this project.  Read the consultation plan for all the details.

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