Benefits of the ARC Licence Scheme for industry

Highly skilled workforce

The ARC licence scheme has contributed to an increase in the skill level of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The scheme is qualifications-based, ensuring that licence holders are skilled and professional.

Not only must licence holders provide relevant, nationally recognised qualifications, they must also demonstrate how they meet the licensing requirements under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995.

Good for business

As well as encouraging practices that benefit the environment, the ARC Licence scheme is good for business.

When a business shows their RTA certificate or a technician presents their RHL card, this demonstrates a number of positive things to potential customers and the industry at large.

Firstly, it tells customers that the business or person they are dealing with is professional and qualified in their field of activity. This provides the customer with peace of mind.

Secondly, the more licenced professionals in the RAC industry, the better the industry is viewed as a whole. This is important for the long-term sustainability of the sector.

The ARC works hard to increase consumer awareness of the licence scheme and has developed an online industry directory for consumers to locate licenced professionals nearest to them, as well as numerous marketing materials for licenced and authorised businesses to use.

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