As an HVAC technician, it is essential to be aware of the risks associated with the job and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your customers. This article will discuss the safety measures that should be taken when performing HVAC maintenance services, as well as how ServiceTitan's HVAC service management software can help automate processes that could otherwise distract technicians from what they need to do to stay safe. Before beginning any work, technicians must de-energize all equipment and call the FTC to learn more about HVAC technician training. According to a CDC report, “every year in the U.
S., falls from ladders account for one of the most common cases of workplace deaths and injuries.” To prevent this, technicians should take extra steps to properly secure their ladders. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, additional steps must be taken to ensure the health and safety of technicians and customers. All transactions that can be made virtually (such as receipts and payments) should be done in advance to limit contact. During the actual visit, all employees must wear a mask that fits them properly, carry hand sanitizers, and maintain a distance of 6 feet.
Once the job is finished, all employees should wash their hands or, at least, disinfect them until they have the option to do so. Any employee who shows symptoms or has health problems should not be working. When working with potentially hazardous chemicals and liquids, face shields should be used and respiratory masks should be worn when working with unsafe air pollutants. Ear plugs should also be used whenever noisy equipment is needed, as well as safety glasses to protect the eyes from flying debris.
It is also important to be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning when repairing or maintaining an HVAC system. To protect yourself and your family, keep a carbon monoxide detector with new batteries near the oven at all times. When working with any system that burns gas, be sure to follow oven safety advice by turning off the gas and power switch and following the manufacturer's maintenance instructions. If you smell gas during boiler maintenance, do not try to repair the leak or shut off the gas supply yourself; leave the house immediately and call your utility company's emergency hotline. ServiceTitan's field service software provides technicians with everything they need to get jobs done more efficiently.
ServiceTitan Mobile gives technicians paperless access to all the information collected from customers when jobs were booked. The software also includes maintenance checklists, safety checklists for specific parts of HVAC equipment, and forms that must be completed before a technician can complete a job within the software. By following these safety measures and using ServiceTitan's HVAC service management software, technicians can ensure that they are fully protected and prepared while performing maintenance services. Working as a service technician in HVAC and Refrigeration brings many rewards, including an interesting and varied job, job security, and the ability to earn excellent income and paid benefits.