08 Jun

FRIGAIR 2022 kickstart week: Technical Talks by SAIRAC – New refrigerant safe handling national skills programme



    New refrigerant safe handling national skills programme:

    Date: 10 June 2021
    Time: 18h00
    Presented by: Grant Laidlaw

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    Grant Laidlaw is the owner of ACRA, the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy, He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, an associate degree in educational administration, a National Technical Diploma, and Refrigeration and Electrical trade tests. He is the industry appointed subject matter expert for the National Artisan Moderating Body (NAMB) and the Qualification Council for Trades and Occupations. Laidlaw sits on the national council for SAIRAC and is a past president.

    Presentation Synopsis

    With South Africa signing the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol there is increasing momentum towards natural refrigerants. Training needs to be at the forefront of the changing landscape, especially when considering the fact that some of the natural refrigerants are flammable.

    The safe handling of refrigerants curriculum, training material and assessments have been revised on a national level. SARACCA has mandated the new national safe handling curriculum which is being registered as a national skills program. This milestone has been achieved with inputs from UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) and the DFFE (Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment).

    What does this all mean? How will it impact industry? When will it all come into effect?

    Laidlaw will discuss the implementation of the new Safe Handling National Skills Programme and the process moving forward.