PV 280 – Safety & Best Practices for PV Installers
This two-hour, self-paced, online course covers basic safety and ergonomic best practices for those who are currently, or planning to become a PV installer. It includes many of the task steps listed in the NABCEP PV Associate Job Task Analysis (JTA).
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Address safety concerns associated with installing PV systems, including fall, electrical, and environmental hazards, lifting, and hazardous materials
- Convey the importance of lockout/tagout procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), arc flash analyses, and energized work permits for electrical tasks
- Summarize fall protection requirements for working on roofs and near skylights
- Evaluate proper placement and use of ladders
- Describe best practices related to equipment handling, lifting heavy and/or awkward loads, bending, kneeling, shoveling, pushing, pulling, hoisting, rigging, and working on/with vehicles
- Assess the tread in shoe soles, and kneeling mats/pads
- Recognize signs and symptoms of heat- and cold-related illnesses, and ways to avoid them
- Summarize PPE requirements and best practices for PV installers
- Review safe and proper ergonomic use of hand and power tools
- Exercise best practices related to working in a noisy environment
- Explain OSHA employee rights and responsibilities, and where to find related documentation
Computer with Internet access and speakers (or headphones).