While most may assume that proper safety is doing things such as wearing your safety glasses or being cautious on the job, safety goes far beyond just safety glasses in the world of HVAC/R. Safety is not an option, but it is a choice to do the job correctly and protect yourself and your surroundings on the job site. HVAC/R technicians face danger every day on the job and must make safety their number one priority if they want to perform the job correctly. Here are some reasons why safety is important with HVAC/R.
Safety For Employees
In the HVAC/R field, dangerous situations can happen very quickly if safety measures are not followed or taken into consideration. The goal of every HVAC/R technician should be to follow all safety measures on the job so they can do the job correctly and go home to their loved ones every night. When working on HVAC units and equipment, technicians should always wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). According to OSHA “PPE is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.” Wearing PPE is important but so is being aware and alert on the job. Technicians should always have the proper training to do the job correctly and minimize safety risks.
Safety For The Environment & Surroundings
HVAC/R technicians should always be aware of their surroundings and their environment. Things such as weather conditions, heights, traffic, and other things are out of the technician’s control and must be taken into consideration when performing a job. For example, a technician will not want to be on a rooftop addressing a unit during a thunderstorm. Technicians should always consider their surroundings and environment when performing a job. While a technician’s safety is important, any people who may be affected by the job should also be considered. For instance, if a technician is performing work on ground-level HVAC units, they should make sure that the work they are doing is blocked off from other pedestrians and inaccessible to the general public so that no safety incidents occur.
The CMS Nextech Safety Difference
The safety of our employees and our customers is very important. We are committed to following all safety guidelines and ensuring our technicians return home safely to their families when the work is done. Our technicians receive regular safety training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep them and you safe.
While there are risks involved with the work that our technicians perform, our conscious safety efforts minimize these risks. Each of our technicians has made it their mission to consistently follow all safety measures at work. From inspecting tools, vehicles, and equipment to following proper safety procedures, our work is always done safely and performed right the first time.