Category: Service

Hiring Guide for the Mechanical Service Contractor

Get the tools and resources you need to efficiently recruit , hire and retain job candidates in order to build a competent and highly productive workforce for your mechanical service operation. Customizable forms are included to get you started right away.

HVACR 101 Workbook Module 1 – What is HVACR?

This module will help the members of your service team understand how they fit into the team. It includes an overview of the equipment and functions, the types of buildings and facilities where technicians work, and the typical members of a service team.

Model Lockout/Tagout Program

Protect your workers from hazards associated with energy sources. This program explains what lockout/tagout procedures mean, why they’re important and what steps must be taken to comply with OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard.

Model Hazard Communication Program

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard requires employers to explain to their employees what chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace, the hazards associated with use of or exposure to these chemicals and the steps they can take to protect themselves. This model program can be easily customized to create a company-specific program that complies with the standard.

Model Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

This model program guides you through the process of establishing a cost-effective plan that minimizes your workers’ exposure to bloodborne pathogens and ensures your compliance with OSHA requirements . Especially helpful for contractors whose employees work in hospitals, clinics, laboratories or other settings where they may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.

Model Lead Program

OSHA requires you to take steps to protect your employees from exposure to airborne concentrations of lead. This easily customized model program will help you create a company-specific program that complies with the standard.

HVACR 101 Workbook Module 4 – Air Conditioning Basic—Small Tonnage

This module explains the the components of a basic refrigeration cycle and identifies the types equipment that are most often encountered in residential and small business applications. It also helps the user to understand the purpose of equipment efficiency ratings such as SEER and Energy Star.

HVACR 101 Workbook Module 5 – Air Conditioning Basic—Large Tonnage

This module provides an overview of the equipment, concepts and operation of large tonnage systems. It also highlights HVACR refrigerant types, regulations and special handling procedures to help your team recognize the most common issues or questions that HVACR businesses encounter when dealing with large tonnage systems.

HVACR 101 Workbook Module 6 – Airflow Types and Systems

This module provides a background in the role of air distribution and ventilation in occupant comfort to help service teams understand the most common issues or questions that HVACR businesses encounter when dealing with airflow and ventilation systems.

HVACR 101 Workbook Module 9 – Heating Systems

This module reviews the types of heating systems widely used in HVACR applications. On completion, you will be able to explain fundamental principles behind all heating systems, recognize different fuel types used for heating and the characteristics important in selecting and working with fuels, identify various heating methods encountered while servicing HVACR systems, differentiate between the types of boilers used in residential and commercial heating installations, explain alternatives to conventional heating systems, along with benefits and tradeoffs for different geographic areas or building types and recognize the most common issues or questions HVACR businesses encounter when dealing with heating systems.