Not using F Gas software to ensure compliance with F Gas regulations is a bit like using your tongue to test a 9V battery.
While you are busy fighting fires and managing your engineers, streamlining the process of keeping track of gas usage and generating test certificates may not always be top of your priority list. So why is it important?
If you simply consider the cost of wasted time then here is food for thought. With a single engineer carrying out 100 F Gas tests per year with an average of ten units in each test location, that equates to 1000 F-Gas tests per year per visit.
Assuming our intrepid engineer uses pen and paper method and it takes only 10 minutes to hand write a test certificate from the test notes, that is over 160 hours spent with a pen in hand filling in paperwork!
Even if the engineer takes the certificates to site and completes them there, that brings its own issues. The certificates need to be returned to the office and filed/posted etc and let’s face it, sat on the dashboard pf the van is hardly the best place for important paperwork.
If the average wage of the engineer is £10 per hour that is a hefty £1600 a year spent sat writing…
Surely there is a better way? Of course there is.
F Gas regulations are a record keeping exercise, you wouldn’t use a hand screwdriver to screw in a thousand screws, so why use a pen to write a thousand letters? You have to do it, your clients have to do it, so use the best tool for the job.
From the example above, assuming that using an RP F-Gas software device saves you say 5 minutes on every certificate (accounting for 1 finger typists) thats an average immediate saving of 83 hours or £830+ pounds per year.
That is before you even look at the other benefits of making your testing process digital.
RP F-gas software is a mobile device and PC based solution for the tracking of gas, delivery, completion and generation of F Gas service certificates and is available for iOS, iPhone and iPad devices.
Next time we talk about F Gas transaction tracking and gas traceability.