Solar Panel Cleaning Training Raises Australian Safety Awareness

by | Apr 23, 2015 | Information, Training

Solar panel cleaning training is now available across Australia from Clean Solar Solutions.  With safety concerns growing among certain sections of the Australian solar industry, Clean Solar Solutions are looking to utilise the experience we have accumulated over the last 5 years to raise the health & safety bar and bring uniformity to a rapidly growing sector of the industry.

Steve Williams, M.D. of Clean Solar Solutions Ltd observes “It is noticeable that there is a growth in new O&M companies.  Just as with installations companies, there will be different standards from O&M companies .  Some will not be so good and some will be excellent.  Through mass training, we are looking to unify our own teams all over Australia and at the same time, look to train others who are interested in providing a solar panel cleaning service.  This is important due to the risks involved to both persons and property when cleaning solar panels.

“There is a danger that we will get a repeat performance of what happened during the UK installation boom.  Hundreds of electricians across the UK saw solar panel installation as a profitable add-on to their business.  What became apparent over time was that there was the good, the bad and the crooked.  While there are some high quality companies who pride themselves on their high levels of service, there are now other companies out there with little or no knowledge of solar panel cleaning, who are adding it to their list of services.  This is a particular worry due to the very real risk of electrocution and damage to systems whilst cleaning solar panels.   

“Solar panel cleaning carries inherent risks and should not be undertaken by anyone without specific training.  As we all know though, there are sub-standard panels out there that made their way into the Australian market.  These substandard panels and shoddy installs are the reason  that solar panel cleaning training is very important.  People need to know how to stay safe whilst at work, even when unknowingly working on substandard installs.  Training is the best way to do this.”

The UK’s first solar panel cleaning training event took place on 25th April 2015.  Clean Solar Solutions have since trained over 150 people in the solar industry as they forge the health and safety path for solar panel cleaning in the UK.  They are now bringing that wealth of experience to Australian shores.

Steve Williams concludes “It is our firm hope that by providing solar panel cleaning training in Australia, we will raise the health and safety bar for solar panel cleaning in Australia.  Safety is paramount to us.  We are considered by many to have pioneered solar panel cleaning in the UK.  We want to continue to grow and prove that having a trained member of Clean Solar Solutions staff clean your solar panels, we will provide you with the highest quality of service, coupled with an excellent health and safety ethic.”

If you would like more information about our solar panel cleaning training events, please feel free to contact us.