Working safely when installing photovoltaic (PV) systems

A guide to control injury risks during solar installation and connection work.
Last updated

Dec 2018

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 139.12 kB

Document Length

5 pages

What it contains

This guide has been developed by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) and WorkSafe to outline how to work safely and control risks during solar installation and connection work. It is useful for:

  • business operators
  • managers
  • supervisors
  • employers
  • self-employed people

The guide addresses risks relating to:

  • electric shocks
  • falls from heights, including when accessing or getting down from a roof, while working at a roof edge and when working on fragile roof surfaces
  • stored energy – batteries – for houses and small commercial buildings
  • heat-related illness