Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS ISO 5149.1:2016 Refrigerating Systems and Heat Pumps - Safety and Environmental Requirements - Definitions, Classification and Selection Criteria - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend apply for a refrigerant air-conditioning (RAC) industry permit.

RAC industry permits include:

  • refrigerant handling licences
  • refrigerant trading authorisations
  • RAC equipment manufacturing authorisations
  • halon special permits
  • restricted refrigerant trading authorisations.

To be eligible for a permit you must demonstrate your knowledge of any standard relevant to work to be carried out under your permit. You must carry out any work under a permit in accordance with the relevant standard.

This standard specifies requirements for the safety aspects, in terms of the design, construction, installation and inspection of refrigerating appliances, systems and ancillary equipment intended for use or installation in institutional, public assembly, residential, commercial and industrial occupancies. It applies to new refrigerating systems, to extensions and modifications of existing systems and to used systems on being reinstalled and operated at another site. It also applies in the case of the conversion of a system for use with another refrigerant.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Australian Refrigeration Council

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