IOR Annual Conference - Refrigerant Safety and Risk Assessment Requirements

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Risk Flyer frontThe IOR is now taking bookings for its annual conference at Austin Court, Birmingham on the 12th June. 

The event will explore refrigerant safety and the importance of risk assessment.  Including understanding your legal responsibilities, who is accountable should an incident occur and how to comply with regulations.  Speakers will discuss how the risk assessment process must be used continually, from design, through installation, service and maintenance and point of work.

Case studies will be used to explain how if risk is not assessed at each stage it can lead to deadly outcomes but, if it is managed correctly, the process will protect both people and businesses.



IOR members benefit from a discounted rate. To access the discounted rate members need to log into the website using their member login.  


Outline Programme

10.00-10.30      Registration and networking

10.30-10.45      Welcome

10.405-11.10      Keynote: Why do we do risk assessments? - Maurice Young, Maurice Young                                           Consulting

11.10 -11.40        Back to Basics - Risk assessments, hazards and personal responsibility  - John Ellis,                             Ellis Training

11.40 -12.00     Point of work assessment method and case study - David Paget, IOR Technical                                       Committee

12.00 -12.20    Panel questions

12.20 -13.30     Lunch

13.30 - 14.00    Refrigerant safety and risk assessment for flammable refrigerants - Dermot Cotter,                                 Star Technical Solutions

14.00-14.20     Working on installed systems - GEA

14.20-1.440     Working at height - Brian Minchin, Lloyd's register

14.40-15.00     Working on air conditioning systems

15.00-15.20     Panel questions

15.20-15.50     Coffee break

15.50-16.20     Open forum for audience questions and discussion

16.20-16.30     Conclusions and close - Andy Pearson, IOR International Refrigeration Committee

This is a provisional programme and may be subject to change.


What is included in the conference fee

  • A full day of conference presentations
  • Opportunities to ask questions of speakers and discuss issues related to risk
  • Set of conference papers and IOR's new point of work risk assessment template
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Networking with experts 


Contact us for information about sponsorship opportunities



Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP  map

Directions to Austin Court 

Accessible by public transport - 15 min walk from Birmingham New Street Station


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Institute of Refrigeration  
Kelvin House, 76 Mill Lane  
Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

+44 (0)208 6477033