Things to Keep in Mind When Staying Safe on the Job
While this is true for many other industries outside of HVAC, it is better to be safe than sorry when you are working. This applies to many different aspects of a technician’s daily work, from operating the blower motor removal tool to making sure that there is not a live, electric current coming from a system, safety should be at the forefront of your mind as an HVAC technician. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are staying diligent about safety while working.
Have emergency numbers programmed into your phone – This may seem like common knowledge to some people, but having your emergency contact’s numbers programmed into your phone is worth repeating. Law enforcement and first responders will look for a contact named “ICE,” or “In Case of Emergency,” in your phone right off the bat when you have been in an accident. Program your spouse, parents, or another contact into your phone as “ICE” to make sure they are the first people who are reached if something we to happen at work.
Make sure your insurance is up-to-date – Preparing for an emergency is easier said than done, but one way you can always make sure you are ready in the event of something happening is to have the most current information on your insurance policy. This not only includes your automotive insurance policy but the policy you carry as an HVAC technician as well. If you are not insured under your company, it is vital that you look into purchasing a policy for when emergencies happen on the job.
Never take a shortcut – Most HVAC technicians set out to do whatever job they are on in an efficient, thorough manner. However, there are situations where you are faced with time constraints, budgetary issues, or scenarios where you have to make an executive decision quickly. Those situations are the ones where you are most likely to take a shortcut to complete the task at hand. However, for your safety, it is crucial that you finish your work in a comprehensive, timely manner. Whether that means you have to use a blower motor removal tool to get a piece of equipment out of a unit or triple-checking the work you have just done, make sure the project is complete in its entirety before leaving a job site.
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