ENGLISH VERSION

Low GWP refrigerant training needs survey

Please tell us your current experience and needs related to the use of low GWP alternative refrigerants. This survey is being carried out as part of a market evaluation for the EU co-funded REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE training and awareness programme. This short survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete

Please read the questions below carefully and kindly give responses to the best of your ability and available information:

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* 1. Which of the sectors below best describes your type of business?

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* 2. What country do your answers related to:

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* 3. If you offer equipment/components working with Low GWP refrigerants (HFO & HFO Blends, R32, Hydrocarbon, Carbon Dioxide, Ammonia); compared to 3 years ago, is the amount of equipment you offer: 

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* 4. How much equipment/components working with Low GWP refrigerants (HFO & HFO Blends, R32, Hydrocarbon, Carbon Dioxide, Ammonia) do you expect to be offering in the next 3-5 years?

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* 5. What trend in your business market share would you be expecting for Low GWP refrigerants over the next 3-5 years compared to traditional HFC refrigerants like R404a ?

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* 6. To what extent do you believe that the lack of training is a barrier to the wider take up of Low GWP refrigerants at the moment?

0% - Not a barrier 100% - The most significant barrier
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 7. To what extent do you believe that the lack of training is likely to remain a barrier to the wider take up of Low GWP refrigerants in the next 3-5 years?

0% - Not a barrier 100% - The most significant barrier
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
If you offer training, please answer questions 8 & 9 below, otherwise go to question 10.

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* 8. How has the demand for training for Low GWP refrigerants over the past 3 years been?

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* 9. How do you expect the demand for training in Low GWP refrigerants to change in the next 3-5 years?

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* 10. Have you heard of the REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE training programme? (If yes answer questions 11 - 12, if not skip to question 13)

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* 11. Which of these REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE materials have you used (tick all that apply)?

 
PDF Booklets
e-learning
Attended a webinar or presentation
Not used yet but plan to in the future
No, I don’t consider this relevant

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* 12. How well does the REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE training material address the following issues?

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2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Very well
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General Safety
System Reliability
Cost of purchasing equipment/refrigerant
Cost of use
 Cost of maintaining 
Cost of replacement
Ease of containment
Skills of workforce
Design problems
Procurement
Availability of components
Reliability of components 

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* 13. What estimated percentage (%) of the workforce you employ has already been trained on systems that use Low GWP refrigerants?

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* 14. What estimated percentage (%) of the workforce that you employ expect to have been trained over the next 3-5 years on systems that use Low GWP refrigerants ?

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* 15. Do you believe there are enough trainers capable of delivering low GWP refrigerant training in the market at the moment?

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* 16. REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE will be preparing a guide for consumers/end users to purchasing of equipment using low GWP refrigerants, which of these topics do you think should be included:

 
Environmental impact of refrigerants
General safety considerations
Containment of refrigerant
Risk assessment requirements
Design considerations
Service and maintenance considerations
Availability of components
  Skills & Training requirements

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* 17. How confident do you feel to recommend to clients the use of Low GWP refrigerant based systems at the moment?

0% - Not very confident 100% - Extremely confident
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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Thank you for your valuable feedback. Please return to www.realalternatives4life.eu to view information about the programme developments.

Personal information collected as part of this survey will be used for statistical purposes only and will not be used for marketing or shared with any third parties. If you wish to contact us about the use of your data please email ior@ior.org.uk See out data protection policy at https://www.realalternatives.eu/terms-and-conditions

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