Safety Rules That USA Solar Power Team Complies To
USA Solar Power is one of the most reputed companies in the USA for the installation of residential solar panels. Down below are some of the safety rules our team complies with for the installation of residential solar systems.
We Do Not Let Our Team Work In Bad Weather Conditions
At USA Solar Power, we make sure that our workers do not work in poor weather conditions, as it is the first survival concept to bear in mind. This is because when you work with electricity, there is a high chance that you can get a shock when dealing with solar panels or other PV components, and we avoid it at all costs as the safety of our workers is our first priority.
The wind will blow these panels around in a storm, resulting in PV system damage. When these conditions are predicted, due to the increased risk of falling or losing the balance, as a general rule, we do not let our team perform in conditions of snow or high wind. Just to avoid the chances of being in an accident or fall, we always send more than one person to install the solar panels. Our team is specially trained to avoid mishaps caused by these situations.
Working With Solar Panels
When unpackaged, solar panels should be coated with an opaque layer to avoid heat or energy storage. In addition, during wiring, keep your solar panels shielded with an opaque material to avoid or stop the emission of electricity. You do not need to worry about doing this on your own as our team, USA Solar Power will be taking care of this issue for your safety.
We make sure that our team, when dealing with solar panels, wears insulated gloves, as they can have an electric load. We also try to make sure that they do not get the home sheathing soaked when mounting the solar panels, as it can be the reason that your roof will leak. This is generally a concern with the roofs just installed, but older roofs can also leak out, especially if shingles are damaged or missing.
Our Team Working On Roofs
We make sure that our team never climbs on the ladders while holding solar panels. We make sure that we use proper tools and types of equipment for the mounting of solar panels on the roofs. This is because solar panels can be much heavier. Before mounting the solar panels, we make sure that the roof is sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the solar panels. We make sure that extreme safety precautions (including harnesses, lifelines, and safety nets) are taken while operating on rooftops to avoid stumbling, dropping, and risking possible injuries or death.
To confirm that we are operating safely before beginning the installation of your solar system, we check our power tools. While operating on a solar system, it is advisable to use insulated tools. To keep the ladder from sliding, we use the rubber mats and have a second person firmly grip ladders while the other person climbs on the top.
Our Team Is Equipped With Personal Protective Equipment
For each employee working on the solar panel installation, we ensure that they are equipped with personal protective equipment. In order to keep the worker safe, the contractor must make sure that the workspace has been tested for hazards and include protective equipment where appropriate. For solar projects, safety boots, gloves, and hard hats with rubber soles are included in PPE (personal protective equipment). We ensure that our team must use PPE in compliance with the orders of their supervisor. When it comes to the welfare and wellbeing of an employee, danger should be minimized at all costs.
Other Important Safety Rules
A solar system that could spark a fire or explosion should never be mounted around combustible gases or any other material. When working on your solar system, it is not really a smart idea to wear metallic jewelry, as it could induce electrical shock. The use of artificial or magnified light on photovoltaic solar panels is not suitable. In any area within 0.3 miles of an ocean or salty water, do not mount a PV system. It can lead to corrosion, and photovoltaic equipment may interact with the vapors and fog and cause disruption or electric shocks.
These are all the things that we, at USA Solar Power, take care of all safety regulations, while working installing your residential solar power systems.