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:

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.

  • Roof walkway used to gain access to solar panels close to edge of building

    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.

    View Project


Resources and Downloads

Checklist | Do You Need To Review Your Roof And Plant Access?

Fall from ladders information

Ladder Infographic

Working At Height Infographic