5 Important HVAC Safety Guidelines For New Technicians
According to Education.org, “HVAC technicians hold approximately 292,000 jobs, and job openings in the field are expected to grow 9%.” While there may be plenty of availability in this field, that doesn’t mean the job comes easy. If you’re becoming a new tech, it’s important to follow these five guidelines.
1. Protective Gear
When you’re exposed to dust, gases, and other harmful contaminants, wearing protective garments is vital to your health. You’ll need a respirator, and either goggles or a face shield to [protect your eyes from any liquids. Gloves, slip resistant shoes, a helmet, and earplugs all should also be apart of your wardrobe.
2. Safety Tools
If you want to be a successful, professional HVAC technician, you have to have the right tools for every job. Make sure you’re fully equipt with an assortment of tools including wrenches, wire strippers, an anemometer, clamp meter, and vacuum gauge. Don’t forget to perform routine maintenance of each tool to ensure everything is working properly.
3. Identifying Hazards
Before you begin any job, it’s empirical that you take the time to assess the situation. No matter how many years you have in this profession, it’s always beneficial to identify any potential hazards, so you can take the necessary safety precautions before going forth.
4. Chemical Safety
As earlier stated, you’re going to come in contact with a range of chemicals that can pose a serious threat to your health. Familiarize yourself with the substances you’re dealing with to ensure you’re handling everything the correct way.
5. Avoiding Shock
Electrocution is more common than you may realize — especially when there’s a water leak with an HVAC system. The best way to stay safe is to turn off the main circuit breakers before you begin working to avoid electrocution.
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