There is a clear and present risk if consumers use non-licensed technicians to install or service their air conditioners or refrigerators - a risk to both the environment and their wallet.
Licensed technicians and authorised businesses have shown themselves to be qualified to do the job consumers have hired them to do. They have met the licensing / authorisation requirements under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 and the fact that a licence holder must adhere to an Industry Code of Practice and possess the skills to do the job - minimises the risk of refrigerant emission.
Non-licensed technicians and businesses have not demonstrated their willingness to adhere to their legal obligations and this may reflect in their services. Consumers run the risk of:
Visit the ARC consumer website www.lookforthetick.com.au for further information.