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Looking to improve height safety and access to your solar panels?

 

Custom height safety solutions for commercial, industrial and apartment solar panels in Melbourne

Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular for commercial, industrial and apartment buildings across Melbourne due to their energy efficiency and environmental benefits. However, ensuring the safety of workers responsible for their maintenance is paramount for building owners and facility managers. 

 

Installing the latest roof safety equipment is a proactive step that can significantly enhance safety and accessibility when working with rooftop solar panels. Eastern Height Safety has been designing and installing roof safety systems for over 15 years and can help improve the access to your solar panels with our custom solutions.

 

Here are 5 considerations for improving the safety and access of your solar panels

 

1. Guardrails & Handrails: Installing guardrails and handrails around the perimeter of the rooftop and near solar panel arrays is a fundamental safety measure and the highest protection available in Australia. These physical barriers provide fall protection and prevent accidental slips or falls while working on the roof.

 

2. Walkways & Platforms: Designated walkways and platforms on the rooftop create safe pathways for maintenance personnel to access solar panels. These specifically designed pathways ensure that workers can navigate the roof without stepping on fragile panels or slipping on uneven surfaces.

 

3. Ladder Access Points: Properly designed, installed and secured ladder access points are essential for safe rooftop entry to your solar panel areas. Adding ladder cages or gates can further enhance ladder safety by preventing unauthorised access and providing additional fall protection.

 

4. Anchor Points: Roof anchor points and fall arrest systems are critical for workers who need to access solar panels where Guardrails, Handrails, Walkways and Platforms are not available. These systems allow workers to attach safety harnesses and lanyards, providing a safety net in case of an accident and helping to reduce the impact of falls.

 

5. Fall Protection Equipment: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including harnesses, lanyards, and self-retracting lifelines, should be readily available and used by workers whenever they access the rooftop or work near solar panels. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a Melbourne height safety partner you can trust

Roof safety systems for solar panels should be custom-designed to fit the specific layout and requirements of the rooftop and solar panel array. Choosing a one-size-fits-all solution that saves you money in the short term may not provide adequate protection and can actually increase the likelihood of an accident or fall.

 

Eastern Height Safety provides fully-accredited and professionally installed roof safety systems for your Melbourne commercial, industrial or residential buildings with solar panels. Our highly trained and licensed team can work to your timeline and budget, providing complete peace-of-mind for you and your maintenance crews.

Routine inspections and audits handled for you

After the installation is completed, we will also establish a routine inspection and maintenance schedule for all roof safety systems and equipment. These audits and re-certifications ensures that any Guardrails, Walkways, Ladders, Anchor points, and Personal Protective Equipment remain in optimal condition and meet Australian Industry Standards. 

Take the next step in your solar panel roof safety

Installing roof safety equipment is an investment in both safety and the longevity of your solar panel installations. By providing subcontractors with safe access to rooftop solar arrays, businesses can ensure the continued success of their sustainable energy initiatives while also prioritising the well-being of their employees.

If you want to discuss how we can help with your solar panel height safety needs, please get in touch with daniel@easternheightsafety.com.au for a free, on-site consultation.

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A recent installation to improve solar panel access in Derrimut

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