IRS have extensive knowledge of legislation, including F-Gas regulations, refrigerant phase out and TM44 inspections of air conditioning, helping businesses stay compliant across the region.

As a contracted client of IRS, we will ensure you are always up to date and compliant with industry standards and legislation. We will even remove the headache of completing monthly usage reports and submissions too.

Our Technical Compliance Specialists based at our Headquarters in Bromsgrove are committed to attending technical updates with regulatory bodies to ensure every detail is followed. Our knowledge is passed on to our customers through the services we supply and we can also provide training courses and seminars to act as a framework for in-house learning.

Whitepapers, news reports, training notes and technical seminars are just some of the ways we help support our customer’s compliance responsibilities. 

For more information about our compliance support for customers regarding refrigerant legislation please call 01527 577999, alternatively email


IRS help retail, commercial and industrial organisations comply with TM44 legislation and save on energy costs.

Since January 4th 2011 all organisations in England and Wales with air-conditioning systems over 12kW are required by Article 9 of the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations 2007, to carry out an independent energy inspection of their units.

The Directive has been implemented in two phases and the second phase applying to all units over 12kW is now in force. If you have air-conditioning systems over 12KW, you must have this inspection carried out independently and inspections should be repeated at least every five years.

One or more air-conditioning units within a building controlled by a single person are considered to comprise of a single air-conditioning system for the purposes of the regulations. All units should therefore be calculated together to give the effective rated output. For example if a building has 10 single split systems rated at 5KW each, the effective rated output would equal 50KW and an Air Conditioning Energy Assessment (ACEA) would be required.

At IRS Ltd, Air Conditioning Energy Assessors undertake these assessments and offer independent inspection reports to our clients.  As part of our process, clients are able to see the report before it is finalised and lodged, allowing them to carry out any remedial work that is identified in the assessment.

This assessment ensures compliance with local authority inspections, ISO14001 and other environmental standards. Plus it improves the energy rating of the building, it helps reduce energy costs and fines for non-compliance can be avoided.

In addition to the standard TM44 CLG report and certificate, IRS Ltd provide a free of charge supplement which includes information on weekly energy consumption, maintenance regime, F-Gas Regulations and R22 phase out. 

F Gas

While international efforts have been made to phase out ozone-depleting CFC and HCFC gases like R22, there are now also strict regulations controlling the use, maintenance and containment of HFCs (fluorinated or F-Gases) because of their high Global Warming potential (GWP). These gases are widely used in air conditioning, refrigeration and process chilling systems and compliance to EU F-Gas Regulation 842/2006 is mandatory.

This places considerable responsibility on business owners to prevent leakage, carry out regular inspections, maintain detailed records and ensure staff are trained to the latest national qualification standards.

We can take on the burden of that responsibility and free you to focus on your business.

And we don’t just ensure compliance with the latest regulations. As a matter of routine we’ll put systems in place to monitor your refrigeration and air conditioning plant and analyse its efficiency and performance, helping to reduce your costs and picking up potential faults before they happen. 


More details of the regulations can be found at the UK Government's F Gas Support group site here.