HRAI Trains Nigerian Trainers
February 19, 2007
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -
SkillTech Academy has completed its Train the Trainer Program in Good
Refrigerant Management Practices in Nigeria. The three 5-day workshops were
conducted in Lagos by Ron Verch of the British Columbia Institute of Technology
(BCIT). Verch is a Heating, Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) certified instructor for
the HRAI Environment Canada CFC/HCFC/HFC Control in the Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Industry training program.
A total of 58 professional instructors, from various training
institutes throughout Nigeria, attended the workshops that were conducted in
partnership with the Ozone Programme Implementation And Management Unit
(OPIAMU) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This training is
one component of Nigeria’s Refrigerant Management Plan that calls for a
reduction of CFC consumption in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector
in order to comply with the phase-out schedule for CFC’s under the Montreal
Topics covered during the training included proper servicing and
decommissioning of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, preventative
maintenance and inspection, record keeping, recovery and recycling, and the
safe handling of refrigerants.
For more information, contact Joanne Spurrell at 800-267-2231.
Publication date: 02/19/2007