Solar Panel Safety In NSW Government Focus

Fall protection anchor installed next to solar panels on a metal roof.

The New South Wales state government is assisting the growing solar panel installation industry with a video alert about the risks of falling from height.

As solar panel installations continue to gain popularity, the NSW Government is reminding installation companies of the risk associated with working on roofs.

Falls from height comprise a significant percentage of Australia’s workplace injury causes, and with more buildings getting solar panels installed, the risks of falls need to be carefully managed if installers are to stay safe.

To assist installers in managing the risk of falling from heights during solar panel installation, SafeWork NSW have produced a video outlining some basic techniques and controls that can be deployed.

When it comes to solar panel installation and working on roofs, Height Safety Engineers can offer installers, building and facility managers as well as workers a range of services that help make sure best practice safe work methods are used at all times.

For building owners or facility managers considering having solar panels installed on their roofs, we can offer expert consulting services to ensure that your solar panel installation does not interfere or render non-compliant an existing permanent height safety or roof access system.

Our training department provides nationally recognised training in RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights at our Sydney, Melbourne and Dubbo training centres. We also provide training in low voltage rescue and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Training from Height Safety Engineers can be held at our state of the art training centres in Sydney, Melbourne or Dubbo. Additionally, we can bring our industry-leading training to your work or job site with our mobile simulation trailers.

These trailers allow is to accurately and safely simulate a variety of high-risk work conditions, including working at heights and confined spaces, in a controlled environment that is perfect for making sure participants can safely perform their work duties.

Height Safety Engineers bring decades of real world experience to everything we do. Call the experts today and make sure your solar panel installation is performed safely.

Call 1300 884 978 or email and speak to an expert today!

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