The Smart Energy Council is excited to announce a return to face-to-face training for solar workers, with a Working at Heights Training Roadshow being held in regional NSW as follows:
- 22 March: Wagga Wagga
- 25 March: Grafton
- 6 April: Bateman’s Bay
- 20 April: Broken Hill
The training sessions will include a presentation from Michael Tilden from Safe Work NSW and by Geoff Bragg, one of Australia’s leading solar and battery storage trainers.
Participants can expect the following session times and learning outcomes:
- 2.00pm: Welcome and Introductions
- 2.10pm: Working at Heights rules and regulations – Safe Work NSW
- 2.40pm: Q&A with SafeWork NSW
- 2:55pm: Temporary Edge Protection: an Installer’s Perspective
- 3:05pm: Q&A with SafeWork NSW and Geoff Bragg
- 3:10pm: 3 video presentations – NSW Energysaver
- 3:15pm – 3:45pm: 2 partner presentations – hands on demonstration outside (weather dependant)
- 3:45pm – 4:00pm: Short break
- 4:00pm – 4:45pm: 3 partner presentations
- 4:45pm – 5:00pm: Update on Standards: Geoff Bragg (AS/NZS 5033 2021)
- 5:00pm – 5:15pm: Open discussion/questions
- 5:15pm – 6:45pm: Drinks and Dinner
We would expect the following Learning Outcomes from the Working at Heights training:
- Knowledge: Participants will recognise and understand that SafeWork NSW has published a new “Guide To Safe Solar Panel Installation”, which makes clear the hierarchy of control, effectively mandating the use of Fall Prevention Devices such as scaffold, temporary edge protection or elevating work platforms on most sites, unless it can be shown to be unsafe, or not “Reasonably Practicable”. Learners will gain an understanding of Safe Work Australia’s guide on what is “Reasonably Practicable” to meet a Work Health and Safety Duty.
- Comprehension: Participants will be able to identify, describe and explain solar installation situations that require the use of temporary edge protection to create a safe working environment.
- Analysis: Participants will be able to compare different applications of edge protection in combination with a Work Positioning System such as a total restraint harness system.
- Create: Participants will be empowered to develop site-specific safe work methods and document these revised procedures in all ongoing Safe Work Method Statements.
The training session will be followed by networking drinks and a sit down, casual dinner.
CPD points are pending for these training sessions.
By registering for this event you agree to the Terms & Conditions of entry.
This training has been supported by funding from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.