Portobello Institute were delighted to have Dominick Ward MIRI, Dip. Eng. give a guest lecture to our current Facilities Management students this week.  Dominick is the Managining Director of Crystal Air Ltd, the founder member of FGR for company registration in Ireland, and IRI/Refrigeration training centre company, and therefore the ideal guest lecture to deliver content to our students on F Gas and ODS regulations and how they impact the FM enginner. 

The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland Ltd and Refrigeration Training Network Ltd are the share holders of the F-gas Refrigeration Ltd, Not for Profit Company working with the EPA in association with the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, to enchance, improve and assure the implementation of the F-Gas Company Certification.

On the night Dominick spoke in great detail about building regulations and how the Facilities Manger role will have a number of options in terms of these regulations to make informed decisions. Dominick touched on BER Building energy rating and how it is the new BUZZ word in the FM industry and what this means to the Facilities Manager.

When speaking about F Gas he spoke in detail about how to be prepared for an inspection, do you know about waste collection, do you have log books and maintenance records. He also spoke about containment, leak checking, plant schedules and labelling.  To finalize Dominick expained the different levels of certification and company requirements.