Regulatory compliance is equally important for refrigeration contractors, admitted Bill Zornes, director of construction for Key Mechanical of Seattle, Wa. He and his team and their customers are doing all they can to keep records up to date.
“We have many customers, and a lot of them are using
certain software for refrigerant tracking. We’re paperless, and all of our record keeping is done through electronic devices. We have fill-and-sign forms for particular customers. Some use the same, some use various types, and we have one from that customer, and we fill out that one, and that’s part of a script that’s in that electronic tech device; you can’t finish out and close out your service ticket until that part of the script is done.
"It’s manageable for us, but for me personally, whenever I go to an FMI event or anything like that, it seems like regulations are a moving target. There’s so much information, just to sit and study it every day, all day would be difficult, but you still have to be responsible for it, so you need to be up on it.”