Before installing HVAC equipment, it is important to have good measuring devices, professional tools, as well as having all the necessary equipment within reach. This way you can secure a good job and even a contract. However, the most important thing is to take precautions and safety measures so that you do not have any type of accident, damage the equipment, hurt a coworker or lose the warranty of the devices.
Unfortunately, occupational safety has not been taken into account by the installation technicians, so it is essential to continue insisting that all precautionary measures be carried out.
- Before starting the installation of an air conditioning unit, the electric current must be interrupted. While the work is being carried out, block the supply controls and have warning labels on the equipment to be installed, thus avoiding electrocution or electric shock.
- Protect the head with the safety helmet in places where materials and construction aggregates are handled.
- Wear safety glasses when working on wall-drilling, gas loads, or pipe welding.
- Use face masks to avoid inhalation of gases of any kind, as well as cement dust.
- Use of the harness to avoid falls; use nylon and lifelines for work outside tall buildings.
- Frequent lubrication and maintenance of portable ladders.
- Protect hands with nitrile gloves or skin, to avoid cuts, burns or contact with any dangerous liquid.
- Use belts to avoid lumbar compression when it is required to load a condensing unit or equipment that is heavy or large.
- Wear leather boots that have a protective toe cap and a non-slip neoprene sole to avoid cuts, shocks, electric shocks and slips in smooth, sloping, wet or sandy places.
- Clean, tidy and constantly maintain work areas and tools, even if some have not been used recently
When the technicians take all the necessary precautionary measures during their working day, in addition to carrying out a good installation, they will benefit both in mental health and physical integrity.
As additional measures, once again, verify that your HVAC equipment is clean, up-to-date and does not need replacement. Failure to do so could result in injury when working with worn or broken equipment. Be sure to replace those who need replacement to keep you safe.
For tasks where you will be exposed to these elements, be sure to wear a face shield or goggles to protect your eyes from any chemicals, as well as a respirator to avoid inhaling chemicals.
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