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Benefits Of Using QR Codes For HVAC, Plumbing, Roofing And Electrical Contractors

QR codes help mechanical contractors (HVAC contractors, plumbing contractors, electrical contractors, roofing contractors, etc.) optimize their field and office operations. Contractors can use QR codes for asset and inventory management, equipment service tracking and data access in the field.

Why QR Codes Are Useful For Mechanical Contractors

All mechanical contractors (HVAC contractors, plumbing contractors, electrical contractors, roofing contractors, etc.) have several things in common. All of them deal with the installation, maintenance and repairs on multiple job sites. Their job requires management of the tools, equipment and supplies on the service trucks and in the warehouse. They need quick access to the information to do their job effectively. And they need to fill out a lot of forms to document their work.

QR codes optimize all these tasks for contractors. Using QR codes and a smartphone a contractor can quickly access data, record inventory use, check out and check in tools, and fill out forms on the smartphone.

Real Time Data Access With QR Codes

QR codes can be placed on any object that contractors work with. These objects can include equipment, machinery, or building components. By scanning the QR code, mechanical contractors (HVAC, plumbing, electrical) can quickly access manuals, specs, service history, blueprints and drawings related to the scanned asset. A quick access to this data improves quality and accuracy of their work.

Tracking Used Parts And Supplies With The QR Codes

HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other contractors need to keep track of their inventory and supplies. QR codes can be used to label parts, bins, or containers. Using a mobile app and QR code scanning a contractor can record which parts were used for the job. Inventory data are instantly updated in a central database, so everyone on the team have live access to the current stock level.

An organized inventory system helps contractors maintain an adequate inventory stock, avoid parts shortage and delays.

Tracking Tools With The QR Codes

All mechanical contractor companies have valuable tools that they need to keep track of. QR codes help create a tool accountability system, where each employee has to check tool out and in using a QR code scan. A QR code tool tracking system ensures that tools are not misplased or lost, and each employee has what he needs to do his job. The system also verifies that only an employee with the right qualification can check out a tool. This option improves safety and reduces liability for the HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other contractor companies.

Using QR Codes For The Field Paperwork

Any contractor job, whether it is HVAC equipment maintenance, electrical wiring or plumbing system installation, needs to be documented. QR codes help contractors create a digital documentation system. A QR code scan provide an employee an access to the specs and to the digital forms that should be completed. A contractor can fill out a form on a smartphone or tablet in the mobile app, and submit to the back end cloud software in real time. This create a digital record, accessible on demand from anywhere.

Contractors can search submitted forms by various filters to get this record that they need fast.

QR codes, mobile forms and a cloud software provide contractors with the digital documents system which is very easy to deal with. The forms completion is fast and efficient, there is no need for double entries, and collected data are never misplaced or lost.

How Mechanical Contractors Can Use QR Codes In The QR Inventory Software

A QR Inventory system helps all types of mechanical contractors manage assets and inventory using QR codes or BLE tags. QR Inventory software makes completion of the routine job tasks efficient and productive for HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other mechanical contractors.

Tools And Equipment Tracking With QR Codes

A QR code tool tracking system for HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors is a digital solution that uses QR codes to monitor and manage tools and equipment. In the QR Inventory software each tool is assigned a unique QR code. A QR code allows for an easy identification and tracking of the tool. Contractors scan a QR code with a mobile phone to record tool check out and check in, check tools availability, and view maintenance history.

A QR code based tool tracking system promotes accountability, reduces the chances of theft or loss, and ensures that the needed tools are always in the right place at the right time. The system reduces manual tracking tasks, allowing employees to spend more time and effort on their main jobs.

Parts And Supplies Management With QR Codes

Using QR codes for the parts and supplies management simplifies inventory tracking and improves efficiency for the HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors. A QR code based inventory software for mechanical contractors provides an easy way to organize, label and track inventory in real time.

Contractors use a smartphone and a mobile app to scan QR codes and record inventory receiving and usage. A mobile app instantly connects to the cloud software that updates inventory level in the central database. A contractor can record all relevant data, for example which equipment or job the parts were used for.

The QR code inventory tracking system ensures that contractors always have access to the accurate stock level, and can better plan inventory use and ordering. It makes allocation and accounting of the materials for the jobs easier. Analytical reports help contractors with an accurate demand forecast and maintaining an adequate inventory stock.

Using QR Codes For The Live Data Access

QR codes gives HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors a fast and efficient way to access information in the field. A QR code links each object, whether it is a HVAC equipment, an electrical or a plumbing system, to its database record. A mobile app can scan a QR code, quickly fetch info on the scanned object and display it to the user on a smartphone or tablet.

The data can include text, images, drawings and pdf documents. Anything that job site employees need to know, from equipment specs and service history, to manuals and blueprints, can be instantly accessed on a smartphone with one QR code scan.

A QR code data access on the job sites ensures that every team member has the right info to do their job efficiently and without errors.

Installation And Maintenance Tracking With The QR Codes

HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors need to document installation and maintenance work on the HVAC equipment, plumbing and electrical systems. A QR Inventory software makes this process easy by replacing paper forms with the mobile forms and checklists. Field technicians scan a QR code to access and fill out digital forms. A QR code scan uniquely identifies the object, whether it is an equipment, an electrical system, or an area of the building. It ensures that there are no errors and mix ups, and that a contractor has the correct forms to fill out.

Digital forms on the HVAC, plumbing or electrical work orders are submitted from the mobile app to the cloud software in real time. QR codes, a mobile app and a cloud software create a digital documents system that is easy to maintain and use. All installation, maintenance and commissioning documents are well organized, accessible on demand from anywhere, and are easily searchable.

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