Seminars are organised on an as required basis, for example to inform of changes when a major reference document such as a commonly used Australian Standard has been updated and released.  

How to safely apply flammable refrigerants – Free seminar series

Please note that this seminar series is now fully booked.

Do you design, install, own, operate or maintain an air conditioning or refrigeration system? Find out the things you need to know to help you apply flammable refrigerants safely.

This seminar series is based on the industry-developed Flammable Refrigerants Safety Guide, with real-world examples used for demonstration and explanation.



Key topics

  • Why is there a need for flammable refrigerants?
  • What is the correct balance between safety and environmental impact?
  • How and why are flammable refrigerants treated differently?
  • What is the legislative framework for flammable refrigerants?
  • What does A2 and A3 mean?
  • What are the main safety approaches? 
  • Can I convert systems from non-flammable to flammable refrigerants?
  • What are the safety requirements for equipment and systems?
  • What are the safety requirements for installation and maintenance?
  • Why are risks higher during maintenance?
  • How do you conduct risk assessment and emergency planning?
  • What do I need to do when storing or transporting flammable refrigerants?

Designed for

  • Licensed technicians involved in the design, installation and maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
  • Engineers and building professionals who are involved in the design or certification of systems.
  • Owners and facility managers of systems and buildings containing systems.
  • Relevant industries and end users, such as: industrial, petrochemical, processing, manufacturing, agriculture, aquaculture, medical, pharmaceutical, cold chain and retail.


                    Kevin Lee, M.AIRAH, has a strong technical background in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Kevin has almost 40 years' experience in manufacturing, product design and regulatory compliance. Kevin is a director and chair of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Board, Chair of the Standards Australia technical committee on Refrigeration Safety Requirements, and represents Australia as a technical expert on the International Standards Organisation (ISO) technical committee for refrigeration safety. Kevin was chair of the joint industry and government task group that authored the Flammable Refrigerants Safety Guide.

Length of course/Duration

  • Delivery method: Face-to-face
  • Length: Two hours

Seminar timing:

7.30am Registration opens
8.00am Seminar commences
9.40am Questions and answers
10.00am Light refreshments and networking

Dates, cost and registration

Please note that all of the following seminars are now fully booked.

 Queensland                       South Australia                               Western Australia                         New South Wales                         

Tuesday, May 27

The Pavilion
Captains Room
Allan Border Field
1 Greg Chappell Street
Albion, Qld 4010                         

Wednesday, May 28

BioSA Incubator Conference Centre
Bragg 1 Room
40–46 West Thebarton Road
Thebarton, SA 5031
Thursday, May 29 

The Innovation Centre WA
The Enterprise Room
9 De Laeter Way
Technology Park
Bentley, WA 6102                        
Tuesday, June 3

Parramatta Leagues Club
1 Eels Place
Parramatta, NSW 2150                  
 Victoria                            Tasmania                                                                                                                 

Wednesday, June 4

Kingston Links Golf Course
Santa Anna Links Room
14 Corporate Avenue
Rowville, Vic 3178

Thursday, June 5

Derwent Entertainment Centre
The Astley Room
Brooker Highway
Glenorchy, Tas 7010




This seminar series is free. All attendees must be registered to access the venue.

For further information please contact:

Effie Koudounis

Ph: 61 3 8623 3000


Cancellation policy


Registration may be cancelled up to five working days prior to commencement of the course.

You may substitute another participant at any time prior to the event date should the nominated person be unable to attend. Where the course has entry requirements these must be met by any substitute participant.


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