Safety inspectors should make sure infrared heating equipment is being used properly, the Infrared Heater Safety Council said Monday.

Safety inspectors should make sure infrared heating equipment is being used properly, the Infrared Heater Safety Council said Monday.

The council, which is made up of infrared equipment manufacturers, has set up a safety checklist at www.irsafetycouncil.org to help inspectors ensure heaters have been installed and maintained properly.

“As manufacturers of this heating equipment, we want to make sure our equipment is being used safely and properly, which is why we've developed this safety checklist and distributed it to thousands of fire and safety inspectors nationwide,” said IRSC Chairman Joseph A. Wortman Jr.

The council is an education initiative of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, which represents HVACR equipment makers.

“Many people work around infrared heaters, but likely give little thought to safety or maintenance of this equipment,” said AHRI President Stephen Yurek. “It's in everyone's best interest to better understand how to use infrared heater properly to reduce potential hazards, while staying safe and warm.”