Solar PV and Electrical Installation Health and Safety

Learn how to compile your company’s SHE Policy, File and Plan.

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Solar PV Installers and Maintenance Personnel are in demand in South Africa, but do they and their employers know their risks and responsibilities? Do you know how to compile a SHE Policy, SHE File, SHE Plan or SHE Specifications?

This course has been developed by the experts of Terra Firma Solutions in conjunction with experienced and accredited Solar PV Health and Safety Managers to ensure delegates are aware of their responsibilities, risks and hazards involved in solar PV and electrical installations.


What to expect from the course

We will review the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 step by step to make sense of the complicated legal jargon. This course will guide you through the rules and regulations of the Act ensuring you are fully compliant. In addition we will give you an understanding of the risks and how to mitigate them when working at heights or on roof tops undertaking electrical and solar PV installations / electrical connections and maintenance work.

You will learn the necessary steps involved in developing a comprehensive and complete SHE file for your company and how to maintain it. Your assessment will include the completion of your company’s SHE file.

You will also learn how to compile your SHE Plan based on your client’s SHE Specifications.

As per to the SHE File, we will also cover working at heights, how to conduct risk assessments, incident investigations, permit to work systems, firefighting, emergency response plan, lock outs, working with AC and DC currents and more.

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Benefits of attending the course


  • Learn how to develop a comprehensive and complete SHE file and complete the course with a full SHE file.
  • Receive all templates you require to complete and maintain your SHE file.
  • Learn how to reply to compile your SHE Plan based on your clients SHE Specifications.
  • Attend accredited Solar PV Health & Safety training to fulfil insurance requirements.
  • Gain an understanding of the Health & Safety act and other relevant regulations in order to fulfil your clients’ and your legal requirements.
  • Understand the risks associated with a solar PV installation as well as electrical installations so that you can reduce your risks and ensure a safe and compliant working environment.
  • Understand what your liabilities are and your legal requirements when involved in a Solar PV installation.
  • Become certified in the field of solar PV / electrical installation Health & Safety and increase your employment opportunities.
  • Become familiar with emergency response plans and response procedures including criminal activities.
  • Learn about working at heights, risk assessments, incident investigations, permit to work systems, firefighting, emergency response plan, lock outs, working with AC and DC currents and more.

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Who should attend?

  • Solar PV Installers
  • Solar PV Project Managers who need to manage SHE Plans and Files.
  • Company owners and managers in the Solar PV industry who need to understand their obligations and responsibilities.
  • Health and Safety Managers and Officers, who need to be able to assess and manage Solar PV sites and electrical installations.

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We are available to talk you through any course material
or answer any questions you may have.

Bianca Lindemann

Phone: 021 300 1620
Mobile: 082 424 5540
Robyn Barron

Phone: 011 568 0768

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Did you know?

Terra Firma Academy courses are developed by the experts at Terra Firma Solutions.
Terra Firma Solutions

Terra Firma Solutions is a leading energy engineering solution provider who deliver a start-to-end solution, beginning with strategy development, leading to project implementation, support and maintenance.


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Tel: 021 300 1620 (Robyn Barron)

Fax: 021 300 1621

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Phone: 011 568 0768
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