HVAC General Safety Practices Online Course


For many students who have taken our courses including HVAC General Safety Practices, working as an HVAC professional has been a rewarding career choice. HVAC industry career provides opportunities to solve problems, help maintain comfort temperature in various facilities and offers a stable salary. While the career offers a number of benefits, HVAC  technicians often exposed to a various set of job-related hazards. A serious workplace accident can change lives forever and provoke major crises for families. This is why taking HVAC General Safety Practices course is so important!

AirConAcademy offers one of the most detailed courses online titled “HVAC General Safety Practices” for HVAC technicians, maintenance personnel, facility management teams and HVAC company owners. This course familiarizes professionals with safety procedures for the use of tools and materials; establishing a safe and healthy working environment, as well as covering basic principles of operation of compressors, condensers, and evaporators.

The HVAC General Safety Practices online course gives specific information regarding which tools are safer to use and why. There is an abundance of screwdrivers, drills, electrical testers, saws, hummers, extension cords, hex-head screws and bolts, pliers, pipe ratchets, shears, crimpers, staple guns, refrigeration gauges available on the market. The instructor will go over safety features for the most used tools, give industry tips and inform of OSHA safety recommendation practices.

HVAC professionals often work in environments where they are exposed to extreme temperatures. The risk of heat-related illness becomes greater as the weather gets hotter and more humid. This situation is particularly serious when hot weather arrives suddenly early in the season before workers have had a chance to adapt to warm weather. The online course HVAC General Safety Practices will help to better understand the impact of heat hazards on human body and methods to prevent them. OSHA does not have a specific standard that covers working in hot environments. Nonetheless, under the OSH Act, employers have a duty to protect workers from recognized serious hazards in the workplace, including heat-related hazards. Taking HVAC General Safety Practices course will help both the employees and employers to comply with the OSHA regulation and, more importantly, prevent illnesses, injuries, and deaths in extreme temperature environments.

There is a number of hazards HVAC technicians are facing including falls and electric shocks. Prevention of exposure to chemicals and gases in the air and potential suffocation as the consequence is also very important. Odorless, colorless, noxious gases are a particularly sinister hazard of the job of HVAC professionals. These are very real and deadly dangers. The HVAC General Safety Practices course will describe a practical approach to recognizing the danger and establishing safety protocols. Working with HVAC components requires not only knowledge how the whole system works, but also how to safely handle and troubleshoot compressors, condensers, and evaporators. The HVAC General Safety Practices course instruction will go in depth explaining correct maintenance, transportation, and hazards while performing troubleshooting on all HVAC components.

We are excited to have you in our virtual course and looking forward to helping you in furthering your education. The best way to take this course is in the sequence outlined below for it flows logically and builds on the previously presented material:

General Safety Practice while working with AC systems
Lesson 1
All about Thermodynamics
Lesson 2
Refrigeration and Refrigerants
Lesson 3
Commercial Refrigeration – All You Need To know About Evaporators
Lesson 4
All about Condensers in a Refrigeration System
Lesson 5
All about Compressors in a Refrigeration System
Lesson 6
Commercial Refrigeration: Expansion Devices / Metering Devices
Lesson 7
Commercial Refrigeration: Refrigerant System Components
Lesson 8

If you have a particular interest in a specific topic presented in a certain lesson, you’re welcome to take this lesson provided you are not an HVAC novice and have a good grasp on the topics preceding the lesson.

Please also check a complete Online Prep Course for AC Basic and save.


Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 365 days

About the Instructor

Admin bar avatar Julio Herrera

Julio Herrera is the co-founder of AirCon Academy and an experienced vocational technical skills instructor for over 30 years.

In 1979 Julio enlisted in the US NAVY where he acquired necessary skills in maintaining and servicing various types of air conditioning systems, air handlers, chillers, hydraulics/pneumatics systems, pumps, and boilers.

After the Navy, Julio made a decision to continue his career as a building engineer with Washington Metropolitan Air Transit Authority (WMATA) where he developed a passion for teaching. He felt strongly about sharing and passing his knowledge to others and taught HVAC systems, Refrigeration, Electrical Motors, Schematics, Basic Electricity, and Heat Pumps, as well, as prep courses for CFC Universal and R410-A and other refrigerants to over 9,000 students during his teaching career.

Julio Herrera believes that the online technical skills training school without walls “AirCon Academy” will provide the opportunity to learn HVAC trade to everyone, any place, any time, on any device.

“I enjoy teaching and seeing how information and knowledge which I give to my students, changes their confidence at a work place, enhances careers, and improves their financial state. I am proud of my students who are now owners of HVAC companies, directors of building engineering, or just extraordinary HVAC professionals who can troubleshoot the equipment, fix it if needed, and suggest improvements to it’s maintenance”

Julio Herrera


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