Falls through skylights, fragile roofs, voids and penetrations

Planning a safe approach to installing solar panels.


What it contains

Many fatalities and serious injuries are caused by people falling from a roof, through a roof, through an opening in a roof or while accessing a roof.

This document outlines the four-step risk management process including:

  1. Identifying hazards – determine if there is a fall risk.
  2. Assessing risks – before working on a roof.
  3. Controlling risks – how can you manage the risk of falling through a roof?
  4. Reviewing and revising the controls - during installation.