Safety on building sites is critical; the last thing any housebuilder needs is an accident.
But when construction requires working at heights – whether for wiring, roofing or solar panel installation – there is naturally a degree of risk and occasionally, accidents do happen.
Safety should always be at the very top of the list; before cost considerations, before deadlines and before customer satisfaction.
Beyond the standard safety requirements housebuilders and developers have in place – such as wearing hard hats and high-vis jackets, signing in and out of the site, and following an induction – there are two key safety considerations to bear in mind when choosing a solar installation partner.
Certifications and training
Not only should they hold every health and safety certification and accreditation required, but it’s important that they can demonstrate a commitment to providing regular training to their operatives, particularly around the risks of working at heights.
Eco2Solar are certified and accredited by every H&S body, including CHAS, SMAS Worksafe, CQMS and Safe Contractor, and we provide regular Toolbox Talks to our operatives, plus specialist training around manual handling, working at heights and working in lofts.
We’re sharing lots of advice this Autumn about what to expect from your solar panel specialist; check out our CEO’s latest blog posts for more.