Working at heights refers to any job that requires an employee to work above the ground.
Solar installers spend a significant amount of time working on rooftops, scaffolding, and ladders.
In South Africa there are specific regulations and standards that govern every industry, and it is mandatory for all employees who work at heights of 1.5m or more to complete the appropriate training and receive a working at heights certificate.
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), employers are required to provide employees with the necessary training and equipment to assist them to safely perform their duties.
Working at heights training reduces the risk of injury and death by ensuring the safety of employees who need to work at heights. It boosts the confidence of employees and removes fear, as they learn the appropriate ways in which to conduct themselves at elevated levels. It teaches the use of protective equipment, such as harnesses and other fall protection systems so that they are prepared for the dangers associated with working at heights and what to do in the event of a fall.
At SomeWatt Solar, we have the safety of our employees at heart and have ensured that each of them is equipped with a working at heights certificate.
As a property or business owner, wanting to have a PV system installed, it is imperative that you choose a company that is compliant and whose employees have undergone the necessary training to be able to work effectively and efficiently. By doing so, you have peace of mind in the event of an any emergency.
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