Maintenance personnel, contractors, and inspectors, all will need access to the roof of your building or facility at some point. Roofs are inherently dangerous, so we build policies to help and guide employees’ and contractors’ actions.
However, one of the issues that campuses or building owners/managers confront is that rooftop construction is frequently hidden from people who would be responsible for safety precautions.
Tasks could include a small group of persons going up alone to accomplish something as simple as changing a filter or examining a piece of equipment.
However, anything can happen in that short amount of time. Someone could get locked out of a processing facility, or a processing facility could be spewing toxic toxins. More controls, in addition to safe working practices, are required for these and other reasons.
As insignificant as it may appear, one of the most crucial considerations for work at the site is safe. Because the work is done the off-location, it is a source of concern for both the developer/EPC player and the off-taker. Many people on the job site are unaware of the unique and generic safety precautions that must be taken when installing solar power plants.
We have a tendency to believe that proper safety precautions are only implemented during the installation procedure. However, a big part of preparing the work on-site entails determining how to work in the safest possible manner, as well as how to be extremely efficient and prepared in the event of an emergency.
It’s extremely crucial to follow certain safety practices to keep the customers and the installation team safe. Some of the practices we follow are-
1. Lifeline on Industrial Shed Roofs
A Safety Line (also known as a man safe system, a lifeline system, a lanyard, a harness line, a fall arrest system, or a fall restraint system) is a horizontal or vertical line that workers at height can connect themselves to avoid falling. After anchoring the systems to a structure, an operative is linked to operating as a fall protection system.
Novergy adaptable systems are attentive to current building planning standards while supporting individual building design. Whether directly linked to a solid structure or built-up for composite metal decks, single ply membranes, concrete, or lead-lined roofs when putting solar panels on the sheds, each safety line system is tailored to satisfy unique site needs.
Fall protection is a team effort involving building owners, employers, facilities managers, contractors, and people operating at heights. Each party is responsible for ensuring that workers working at height have the best solution available to keep them safe, whether it’s edge protection, movable anchors, or safety lines.
2. Walkways on industrial shed roofs
Building owners, employers, facilities managers, contractors, and employees working at heights all work together to ensure fall safety. Whether it’s edge protection, adjustable anchors, or safety lines, each partner is responsible for ensuring that personnel operating at elevation have the optimal answer available to protect them from harm.
The Walk rooftop walkway is a configurable walkway that is primarily intended for use on metal roofs. Clamps and screws secure it to the standing seam or corrugated rooftop. These parts may be easily set out to create a promenade around solar panel installations on rooftops. We at novergy make sure this is maintained and no harm is caused while walkways on industrial shed roofs.
All personnel climbing on rooftops must use standard PPE like gloves, helmets, safety shoes.
This is essential for the
3. Electrical Protections like Short Circuit, Surge Protection
Solar panels, like all electronic devices, are susceptible to voltage spikes, which can damage components and cause downtime. Surge protectors can assist in keeping systems operational and profitable.
A power surge, also known as a transient voltage, is a brief spike in voltage that is significantly higher than typical. The standard voltage for a home or workplace, for example, is 120 V. Electrical pressure can be compared to voltage.
As a result, as much as too much water pressure can cause a garden hose to explode, too much voltage can harm electronics. Natural sources, like lightning, as well as internal or external grid equipment, can create surges.
Due to the fact that solar arrays are electronic devices, they are susceptible to surge damage. Due to their vast surface area and placement in exposed locations, such as rooftops or surfaces in open spaces, solar panels are particularly vulnerable to lightning strikes.
To protect vital circuits, an SPD network should be established throughout the solar array’s AC and DC power distribution. On both the positive and negative DC lines, SPDs should be fitted with reference to the ground on both the DC inputs and AC outputs of the system’s inverter.
Each power conductor to the bottom should have AC protection installed. To prevent interference and data loss, combiner circuits, as well as all control circuits and even tracking and monitoring systems, should be safeguarded.
Roofs are dangerous settings, but they must be maintained. Maintenance employees will never have to step foot on the roof thanks to a well-designed roof access walkway with ramps, stairs, and crossovers when needed.
Similarly, SDPs and lifelines are appropriately utilized by novelty while ensuring that everyone is secure. Not only will the roof be safe for people to walk on now, but it will also be safe from people walking on it.
For over 14 years, Novergy Solar has provided a variety of solar solutions all around the world. We are India’s leading solar panel manufacturer, specializing in Twin Cell solar panels and BIPV solar panels.
With many international and national agencies certifying, accrediting, and recognizing our products and firm, we have the latest and most reliable solar technology in the industry. This is also why our systems produce the highest energy production for the same solar capacity rating. Novergy’s solar panels and BIPV are the most efficient and high-quality on the market. They are extremely secure and safe to put on your rooftop. It’ll be a great addition to safe energy and make the most of Novergy Solar panels.
Having said that, we also pride ourselves in being the safest well while installing and maintaining solar panels and sheds installed with panels through various practices to make it the safest place for both installers and others.
If you’re someone looking to install solar panels at your commercial property, novergy should be your preferred choice, highest quality with all safety practices in place while installation. You will not have to look back.