TM44 (Air conditioning inspection)
What the client needs to know – basic rules;
If you control the technical operation of an air conditioning system, are a building manager or owner, you are responsible for obtaining an assessment report.
With an effective rated output greater than 12Kw inspections should have been completed by 4th January 2011
With an effective rated output greater than 250Kw, systems should have been inspected by 4th January 2009.
New systems over 12 kW installed after January 2008 must be inspected within 5 years of being put into service. So, in January 2013 you will need to start having TM44 inspections on all re-fits after January 2008. Systems should be inspected every 5 years.
Be aware of partial re-fit works; if any part of an old a/c system is left in place, the site will require a current air conditioning report.
If you have just moved into a space or acquired a building with air conditioning, the law states that you must have a valid air conditioning report within three months of moving in.
From April 2012 all TM44 reports must be lodged onto the Landmark database, this is mandatory. Only CLG style reports can be lodged, never accept a document in “Word” format, it cannot be lodged and is invalid. In Scotland word documents are currently allowed.
All assessments must be carried out by an accredited Air Conditioning Energy Assessor. Accreditation ensures that the Assessors are professional and competent. However, there are two levels of assessment, level 3 and level 4; the Assessor must be appropriately qualified for the complexity of the a/c system, or the report is invalid. Invalid reporting is a major problem within the community of self–employed Assessors, who are also not insured and have no health & safety experience.
All of our assessors are accredited to level 4 and fully insured.
Call today on 0191 500 9786 to book your TM44 report and ensure compliance