January 2016 represents five years since the legal requirement for Air Conditioning Inspections for all Air Conditioning (AC) systems over 12kW was introduced. The inspections are legally required at least once every five years, and as such many organisations will now be due for their second AC Inspection.
It is imperative for organisations to fulfil their full legal obligations, however it can prove challenging to stay on top of all requirements, particularly with a five-year compliance period. A lot can change in that time. Staff turnover, a change in responsibilities or processes could easily result in a company neglecting their duties and becoming non-compliant. Cash strapped local authorities manage related fines and as a result it’s more likely than ever that financial penalties will be issued. That is why our advice is clear – check you are compliant and find out when your next AC Inspection is due.
As of April 2012 all AC Inspection Reports and Certificates have been formally lodged with the Government National Landmark Register. All of the documentation is publically accessible, which makes checking for compliance quick and easy.
Checking compliance dates and renewals for AC Inspections carried out prior to 2012 can be more difficult, as there are no public records. You will need to rely on internal records or staff knowledge. All expiry dates should be located on the front page of your AC Inspection Report.
Air Conditioning Inspection key facts
- AC Inspections are legally required to comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
- All Air Conditioning systems with a combined cooling capacity >12kW need an inspection.
- The inspection must be conducted by an accredited Energy Assessor.
- An AC Inspection is required at least once every five years.
How can Utilitywise help?
Utilitywise was one of the first companies in the UK accredited to deliver AC Inspections. We have a large team of energy professionals that can provide full assistance with your AC Inspection renewal.
We offer a comprehensive AC Inspection service in line with the TM44 methodology. An on-site inspection will be undertaken by an experienced and accredited Energy Assessor, who will then prepare your new AC Inspection Report and Certificate.
If you are overdue an inspection we can make arrangements to get to your site as soon as possible. Alternatively, if you know you have an upcoming inspection, whether it be in the coming couple of months or even years, we can keep a record of your expiry date and contact you nearer the time to organise an inspection.
Why choose Utilitywise?
- Help ensure your full legal compliance so you can avoid financial penalties.
- Eliminate the risk of invalidating your insurances or company accreditations (compliance required for ISO).
- Suggest improvements to the efficiency of your AC system through the recommendations provided.
- Assist in reducing your carbon emissions and lowering your operational costs.
Act now to ensure legal compliance and start saving
If you think your AC Inspection could be due for renewal the best thing to do is make sure, as financial penalties can be imposed for non-compliance. Savings identified often cover the cost of the inspection, so there’s nothing to lose. Our dedicated and qualified team are on hand to help.