Solar panel maintenance and cleaning
Working on roofs for solar panel maintenance is almost always a high-risk task. They are always located at height, need to be accessed frequently, often located near unprotected edges or fragile surfaces such as skylights and the consequences of a fall from a roof are severe.
If it’s not practicable to move the solar panels to a safer location, ask Workplace Access & Safety to advise on the most suitable fall prevention equipment:
- Perimeter guardrail
- Fold down guardrails that preserve building aesthetics
- Roof anchor points, static lines and harness systems
- Safe access to the roof, with stairs, fixed roof ladders, access hatches and walkways
- Rail systems
- Static lines
Workplace Access & Safety can also review new solar installations to ensure they do not create new fall hazards or make existing fall prevention systems dangerous.
PROJECT | Red center powers solar project
There’s no surprise that Alice Springs has a high penetration of solar power, which according to Territory Generation chief executive Tim Duignan amounts to 10.6MW, or around 40 per cent of average annual demand, the highest of any grid in Australia.
Recently, Bunnings Alice Springs decided to turn to harnessing the ‘Red Centres’ plentiful sunshine by installing a PV array on its roof.
Resources and Downloads
Checklist | Do You Need To Review Your Roof And Plant Access?
Working At Height Infographic