Bermuda Gas Employees Raise The ‘Green’ Bar

March 19, 2013

Bermuda Gas has gone greener by voluntarily adopting the 1989 international treaty known as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, by ensuring that its gas technicians undertake refrigerant removal training. Ten Company technicians have now completed this training.

“The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion”, a spokesperson said.

“The treaty came into force on January 1, 1989 and effective July 1, 1992, Section 608 of the U.S. Clean Air Act was enacted, prohibiting individuals from intentionally venting ozone-depleting substances used as refrigerants (generally chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) into the atmosphere while maintaining, servicing, repairing, or disposing of air-conditioning or refrigeration equipment and appliances.”

“Today we recognize the achievement of 10 Bermuda Gas technicians who have completed the Refrigerant Recovery course at Bermuda College, making Bermuda Gas the first company in Bermuda to train its team in this environmentally responsible process.” according to Bermuda Gas General Manager, Judith Uddin.

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Awarding the Bermuda College certificates was Cannoth Roberts, Bermuda College instructor, and Bermuda Gas Vice President of Operations, Craig Tyrrell, the two gentlemen who brought the programme together.

Mr. Roberts stated: “I congratulate each gentleman enthusiastically, not only for their commitment to attend classes at the end of their work day but for the group’s 100% completion rate as well.

“The Bermuda public can be confident that these ten Bermuda Gas technicians have demonstrated their understanding of the principles of refrigerant recovery. In fact, three individuals have also attained international certification through the ESCO Institute. Dominic Grant, Navel Darrell and Berwin Thomas, are now qualified to train others in this process.”

Proving that greening one’s business can have a financial benefit as well, Craig Tyrrell pointed out that Bermuda Gas typically paid external service providers between $25,000 and $30,000 a year, prior to the Company embarking on this refrigerant recovering training.

“Enhancing my knowledge and experience can only improve my chances of moving up in the Company,” according to Navel Darrell, a sentiment shared by all ten of the newly qualified refrigerant handlers:

  • Dwayne Tavares
  • Perry Foggo
  • Giovanni Astarita (missing from photo)
  • Gordon Matthew (missing from photo)
  • Shannon Lee
  • Shannon Pitcher
  • Gregory Raynor
  • Dominic Grant
  • Navel Darrell
  • Berwin Thomas

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  1. Alicia says:

    That’s great – however, it’s 2013 and they are only adopting certification practices that were written in 1989 and rolled out in 1992???

    • TWISTER says says:

      Some folks just cant give credit due just plain nonsense Great Job Guys Keep It Up