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air-Conditioning systems inspections – don’t be left out in the cold

11 January 2011

If you are a building owner, manager or tenant responsible for any air-conditioning systems you have statutory obligations and a duty of care in the operation and maintenance of them.

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 provided that all qualifying systems first put into service on or after the 1st January 2008, must have had their first inspection within five years of the date when they was first put into service. This means that all existing systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW must have been inspected by 4th January 2011.

The Local Weights and Measures Authorities can enforce a penalty of £300 for failing to have an air-conditioning inspection, or retain or pass on the inspection report.

So, whether you own or occupy an existing building or you are about to, check that you or the Seller is compliant and avoid the heat.

Guidance is available from The Department for Communities and Local Government.

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