Aug 4th 2023
WorkSafe partners with Solar Victoria to protect solar installers from falls
WorkSafe Victoria has joined forces with Solar Victoria to develop new fact sheets to protect solar installers from workplace falls.
“The seven fact sheets cover safety at height, edge protection, manual handling of heavy and bulky items, ladder safety, working near asbestos containing materials, safe work practices using elevating work platforms and avoiding falls through skylights, fragile roofs and voids,” WorkSafe Victoria said.
WorkSafe Executive Director of Health and Safety Narelle Beer urged employers to do all they can to protect workers from falls.
"When installing solar panels on roofs, there are many measures employers must take to reduce the risk of falls, such as using edge protection and a fall arrest system," Dr Beer said.
Solar Victoria CEO Stan Krpan said these guidance sheets will help businesses understand their role in ensuring a safe workplace.
For more information, visit the WorkSafe Victoria website.
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