Establishment owners and managers who operate air-conditioning systems have legal obligations under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to make sure that qualified and accredited air-conditioning inspectors conduct air conditioning examinations.
Must comply with EU directives in the UK.
Local Authorities (trading standards officers) are responsible for enforcing the requirements and they have the authority to issue penalty charge notices for non- compliance and continued non-compliance. Fines are currently £300 per building or space, and can be repeated at the discretion of Trading Standards, so weekly fines are possible. Local Authorities get to keep the money so building owners beware!
Now that all reports are lodged on Landmark, it is very easy for Trading Standards to check remotely whether a building is compliant with TM44.
This service involves assessing if the cooling loads are suitably sized. The engineers examine refrigeration and air movement to your system.
Will this service disrupt the running of my business?
This is possible; however, it depends on which services are carried out during the visit and the condition of the electrical circuits and appliances that are being serviced. For example, a faulty wire that is being repaired may require the electrics being turned off. Our engineers are aware that businesses need to run as normal, therefore they will try and prevent disruption wherever they can.
Is this service a legal requirement?
Duty Holders who operate air-conditioning systems have statutory obligations under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to ensure that air conditioning inspections are conducted by qualified and accredited air-conditioning inspectors.
What are the benefits of this service?
This service can outline potential energy savings, allowing you to be environmentally friendly and increasing your corporate image through reducing the energy you use.