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Course 1: BESA Pipework & Brazing Industrial (J04) or Commercial (J05)

These are designed for operatives who wish to carry out pipework and brazing on systems in either a domestic, commercial or industrial environment. This qualification will be valid for 5 years.

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Course 2: BESA Safe Handling of Refrigerants, Category I (J11)

This is designed for operatives who wish to carry out the removal/recharging and leak testing of refrigerants safely within systems to the standard required by the F-Gas Regulation. This mandatory qualification will be valid for 5 years.

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Course 3: BESA Safe Handling of Refrigerants, Category II (J12)

This is designed for operatives who wish to carry out the removal/recharging and leak testing of refrigerants safely within systems to the standard required by the F-Gas Regulation. J12 is restricted to systems with less than 3 kg of refrigerant charge (6 kg if hermetically sealed) only. This mandatory qualification will be valid for 5 years.

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Course 4: BESA Recovery of Refrigerants, Category III (J13)

This is designed for operatives who wish to carry out the recovery of refrigerant from appliances and systems containing less than 3 kg (6 kg if hermetically sealed) of fluorinated greenhouse gas charge. This mandatory qualification will be valid for 5 years.

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Course 5: BESA leak checking without system break in, Category IV (J14)

This is designed for operatives who wish to carry out leak checking of systems without breaking into the system. This mandatory qualification will be valid for 5 years.

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Course 6: BESA F-Gas Reassessment Certification Category 1 (J11)

This is designed for operatives to renew their F-Gas Category 1 (J11) qualification. It is valid for 5 years.

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Course 1: BESA Pipework & Brazing Industrial (J04) or Commercial (J05)

Introduction

This is a two day training course consisting of theory and practical assessment and brazing a test piece up to 1⅜ inches diameter copper pipe. Course notes are provided and there is a written exam at the end of the course.

Personal protective equipment is required for those attending the course.

Schedule

The course is arranged in the following sections:

  • Health and safety
  • Material preparation
  • Equipment preparation
  • Lighting and shutting down procedure
  • Brazing procedure
  • Joint inspection

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Course 2: BESA Safe Handling of Refrigerants, Category I (J11)

Introduction

This is a three day training course which consists of theory and practical assessment to include leak checks, recovery, installing, service and maintaining all RAC systems that hold in excess of 3 kg of refrigerant. The course also involves brazing a test piece, which is then placed in a system. If you have little or no experience of brazing it is advisable to complete a brazing course (J04) first. Course notes are provided and there is a multi-choice exam at the end of the course.

Personal protective equipment is required for those attending the course.

Schedule

The course is arranged in the following sections:

  • Health and safety
  • Building a leak tight piping system (brazing)
  • Leak testing systems
  • Evacuation/dehydration
  • Checking cylinder weights/capacity
  • Installation of major system components
  • Charging refrigerants
  • Draining F Gas contaminated oil
  • System tests
  • Refrigerant recovery and handling
  • Basic thermodynamics
  • Use of logs to determine actions and record significant data
  • Environmental impact
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Refrigeration theory
  • Refrigeration practices

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Course 3: BESA Safe Handling of Refrigerants, Category II (J12)

Introduction

This is a three day training course which consists of theory and practical assessment to include leak checks, recovery, installing, service and maintaining all RAC systems that hold less than 3 kg of refrigerant (6 kg if hermetically sealed). The course also involves brazing a test piece, which is then placed in a system. If you have little or no experience of brazing it is advisable to complete a brazing course (J04) first. Course notes are provided and there is a multi-choice exam at the end of the course.

Personal protective equipment is required for those attending the course.

Schedule

The course is arranged in the following sections:

  • Health and safety
  • Building a leak tight piping system (brazing)
  • Leak testing systems
  • Evacuation/dehydration
  • Checking cylinder weights/capacity
  • Installation of major system components
  • Charging refrigerants
  • Draining F Gas contaminated oil
  • System tests
  • Refrigerant recovery and handling
  • Basic thermodynamics
  • Use of logs to determine actions and record significant data
  • Environmental impact
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Refrigeration theory
  • Refrigeration practices

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Course 4: BESA Recovery of Refrigerants, Category III (J13)

Introduction

This is a two day course divided into theory and practical assessments. Operatives will complete an assessment record and undertake a multi-choice exam.

Personal protective equipment is required for those attending the course.

Schedule

The course is arranged in the following sections:

  • Health and safety
  • Checking cylinder weights/capacity
  • Refrigerant recovery and handling
  • Environmental impact
  • Legislation and regulations

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Course 5: BESA Leak checking without system break in, Category IV (J14)

Introduction

This is a one day course requiring theory and practical assessment. Operatives will complete an assessment record and undertake a multi-choice exam.

Personal protective equipment is required for those attending the course.

Schedule

The course is arranged in the following sections:

  • Health and safety
  • Checks for leakage – indirect and some direct methods without system break in
  • Basic ISO standards unit
  • Environmental impact of refrigerants and corresponding environmental regulations

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Course 6: BESA F-Gas Reassessment Certification Category 1 (J11)

Introduction

This is a 1 day course designed to allow delegates to renew their existing BESA certification. It is also suitable for City & Guilds 2079 candidates to update the knowledge on this new regulation and would count as CPD.

For BESA delegates this course can be taken up to 6 months before the date of expiry. The new certificate will be dated 5 years from the date of the original certificate.

Personal protective equipment is required for those attending the course.

Schedule

The course is arranged in the following sections:

  • Health and safety
  • Environmental impact
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Basic thermodynamics
  • Fault finding of a major component
  • Pressure testing in accordance with BSEN 378 (2008)
  • Evacuation and dehydration of system
  • Charging of refrigerant into system
  • Refrigerent recovery
  • Testing of recovery cylinder contents
  • Systems commissioning and log book completion
  • Jointing and testing of pipework (both mechanical and brazed)
  • Indirect leak testing of systems

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