openforcooling webToday is World Refrigeration Day and IOR has launched no less than FOUR exciting initiatives  to celebrate. These are:

  1. An IOR membership campaign with a reduced £20 joining fee and instant access to the IOR's online resources. The IOR is aware that many people are still furloughed or may have lost their job so we want to help them keep their skills up to date during these uncertain times – anyone in this position won’t have to pay their full membership fee until September.
  2. The IOR Service Engineers’ Section is becoming the IOR RACHP Engineering Technician Section to reflect the broader appeal of the section which covers technical roles across the whole spectrum of cooling activities. The section is not just for those involved in service work but also open to those in installation, maintenance, commissioning, sales or any hands-on technical role across the whole spectrum of cooling activities. It also reflects the new RACHP Engineering Technician Apprenticeship title.
  3. RACHP Heroes - a social media campaign celebrating the work of everyone in our sector who has helped to support essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite our industry to nominate your RACHP hero or hero or share your stories on social media using the #rachpheroes and #wrefd20 to open the eyes of the public to the essential contribution that the cooling industry has made to our society and to their lives
  4. An IOR Climate Change Plan for Cooling which highlights the path towards our net-zero future. The IOR has identified seven challenges that need to be addressed at a policy, technical and practical level to achieve lasting change and it wants to work with members, policymakers, and other organisations to find solutions to these issues - find out more at and join in our live debate session starting at 12