Artic Air Ltd., founded by Colin O’Connor, has been established in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry since 2001. Whether as a supplier and/or installer of modern air conditioning or refrigeration technology we will take on any challenge for our clients.
Artic Air offers a complete air conditioning and refrigeration service from initial site survey to supply, completion of installation, commissioning and after sales support and maintenance.
As a market leader for air conditioning and refrigeration installations Artic Air is often the choice of the trade and is regularly sub-contracted by other major air conditioning and refrigeration companies to carry out their equipment installation, and there is no better compliment than when your own industry turns to you for your experience and expertise.
Artic Air Ltd. is C2 registered and fully insured.
Colin O’Connor, Managing Director
Colin started in the refrigeration field in 1990 as an apprentice with Linde Refrigeration, where he successfully completed the City and Guilds 207/1 and 207/2 in Refrigeration at Grimby College of Technology and Art. He won the South Humberside Industrial Health & Safety Award 1992.
During his 8 years with Linde he specialised in the installation and commissioning field where he managed many large installations for a number of major supermarkets in Ireland. From Linde Refrigeration he moved to Astron Enterprises, makers of customer built refrigerated cabinets.
At Astron he assisted the management team in the design of their cabinet and test room facilities for cases being installed in supermarkets. In 2000 he moved to Walkair Ltd. who offer a complete range of air conditioning and cleanroom solutions, combined with full technical and design support, and after-sales service. In the position of Senior Service and Commissioning Engineer he was involved in many major installations and commissioning projects for Irish telecommunications companies and financial institutions.
Artic Air employs teams of highly qualified engineers competent in project planning and control, installation, commission, aftercare and maintenance ensuring High Quality Air Conditioning and Refrigeration solutions through a flexible working relationship with our clients.
Artic Air’s qualified and experienced engineers can handle simple or the most complex residential and commercial installations and repairs.
Between the entire team our qualified and competent engineers have a combined experience of over 100 years installing air conditioning and refrigeration systems to the very highest standards.
We guarantee that all work we sell we complete ourselves i.e. we do not use sub-contractors on any of our jobs.
Artic Air are committed to achieving a safe and healthy work environment on all our projects.
Our Company Safety Manual is based on a hazard identification and risk assessment of all work areas, in which the employees of the company operate. The Company Safety Manual also includes the relevant safety policy’s for each section under the following legislation :
- The Factory’s Act 1955
- Fire Services Act 1981
- Health, Safety And Welfare at Work Act 1989
- General Application Regulation 1993
- Construction Regulations 1995
- General Applications Regulations 2001
- Constructions Regulations 2001
- General Application Regulation 2003
- Construction Regulations 2003
- Health, Safety And Welfare at Work Act 2005
- Working At Heights Regulations 2006
The Managing Director has overall responsibility for Health and Safety within the Company, although under the new Health, Safety and Welfare at work act 2005 all members of the management team have a legal responsibility to carry out the safety policies and procedures of the company as laid out in the Company safety statement.
All safety training needs and requirements identified will be included in the company-training programme. Where safety training is identified as urgent all necessary arrangements will be put in place to facilitate the training as soon as possible.
All staff are issued with personal protective safety equipment purchased by the Company which meet the requirements stated by the legislation.
Safe systems of work will be installed and written safety procedures will be put in place for all work activities, which are highlighted under the hazard identification and risk assessment procedure as having the potential to cause injury to a member of Company workforce, other site employees or members of the general public.
Training for Artic Air employees is carried out on a regular basis and consists as a minimum of the following:
- FAS Safe Pass
- Manual Handling
- Task specific training required according to specific Risk Assessments
- Site Safety Inductions
City and Guilds 2078 Safe Handling of Refrigerants
All of our Engineers have successfully completed the City and Guilds 2078 Safe Handling of Refrigerants.
City & Guilds 2078 was developed to reflect the standards of BS4434 (Safety Aspects in the Design, Construction and Installation of Refrigerating Appliances) and the similar European standard EN378. It is deemed to meet the competence standards required by the ODS Regulations and SI 281 of 2006.
Engineers for assessment for City & Guilds 2078 had to demonstrate that they are competent to handle refrigerants, including both charging and recovery. They must also show their awareness of the hazards of using such refrigerants to themselves, to other people and to the environment.