Editor’s Note: The online course Home Inspection Safety, offered by McKissock Education ($45/3 hrs. ASHI, NAHI, NACHI approved and also by 15 states), is available at administrative costs only to OREP Members and Working RE Paid Subscribers ($5.74; varies by state). OREP Members / Working RE Paid Subscribers – Request your discount link.
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Home Inspection Safety: Going Home Safe
By David Brauner, Editor
When it comes to safety, you don’t want to learn any lessons the hard way. There are things you can learn to help prevent accidents and keep you safe and on the job.
Through discussion of safety clothing and equipment and proper procedures, inspectors can learn the preventative measures necessary for daily operations. The online course Home Inspection Safety, and others like it, focus on safety precautions for home inspectors, according to the author, inspector Peter Hawley, CRI.
In this course, inspectors learn how to stay safe by knowing what protective clothing to wear, how to recognize safety equipment and understand its limitations and exclusions, how to recognize lead paint, asbestos, etc., electrical safety, heating and air conditioning precautions, how to recognize un-permitted additions and other safety issues.
Author and inspector Peter Hawley is a graduate of the Professional Association of Building Inspectors (PABI) Training Institute with over 145 credited hours of residential inspection procedures and technical training. He is a Licensed General Inspector in Nevada, a Licensed Contractor in Nevada and California and has 20 years’ experience in residential maintenance, remodel and repair, 18 years experience as a residential contractor and 15 years of hydraulic leak detection. Hawley is a member of the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) with a Certified Real Estate Inspector designation (CRI). He is registered State of Nevada Radon Inspector with certificates from the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) and National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). He is also a Certified Heat Exchanger Expert as qualified from Heat Exchanger Experts Inc.
About the Author
David Brauner, is Senior Broker at OREP.org insurance and Editor of Working RE Magazine. He has provided insurance for appraisers and other real estate professionals for over 16 years.
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