Skills Proficiency Certificate (Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) 3529-05
Issued by City & Guilds
This qualification is designed to provide a broad introduction to the essential practical skills needed for Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning . (City & Guilds Qualification Number 3529-05).
This person has successfully demonstrated all of the knowledge and practical competencies required to achieve the Skills Proficiency Certificate in Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
They can select and use protective clothing and equipment as applicable to the task. They can apply good housekeeping practices at all times. Practices: clean/tidy work areas, removal/disposal of waste products, protect surfaces. They can carry out risk assessments as applicable to the task and identify potential hazards. The can use all equipment safely. They can correctly wire appliance plugs.
They can Identify the main components of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Components: eg compressor, evaporator. They can select, use, clean and store basic hand tools to install components of a refrigeration system. Tools: eg tape measure, spirit level, tube cutter, pipe reamer, screw drivers, spanners, jointing equipment (eg pipe flaring tools swaging tools, portable heating equipment), benders (eg hand bender, spring)
They can select, use, clean and store portable power tools. Use: eg drilling walls for screw fixings/pipe access, drilling thin metal plate for component/accessory fixing Tools: eg electric drill. They can set out pipe runs and install pipework from a liquid receiver to an evaporator. Pipework: eg copper pipe, jointing system (compression braze), pipe clips, drain lines (eg plastic, copper) They can hand bend pipework to fit pipe runs and link accessories. Bending: eg spring, hand bender
They can fix refrigeration accessories to walls or framework. Accessories: eg evaporator, heat exchanger They can terminate pipework into accessories. Accessories: eg evaporator, heat exchanger They can select, use, clean, store and maintain portable heating equipment. Equipment: eg oxy-acetylene, propane, butane, inert gas (eg oxygen free nitrogen) Use: eg brazed joints Store: eg store (dedicated/ventilated), no naked flame, external light switch, vapour proof light fittings