The Solar Homes program requires the highest standards in safety, which is the responsibility of workers and their employers who must ensure their teams are trained, supervised and equipped to do the job safely.
Only licensed electricians, accredited by the Clean Energy Council are permitted to complete solar installations, with every system checked by a licensed electrical inspector.
Solar Victoria is implementing an independent, risk-based audit program conducted post-installation to check thousands of systems to gauge overall compliance with industry practices.
Post-installation audits assess electrical safety, confirms the equipment installed is what was quoted for, and that the installer was approved by the Clean Energy Council to do the work. It also confirms that the inspection by the Licensed Electrical lnspector was done correctly.
WorkSafe Victoria and Energy Safe Victoria are also conducting inspections at the time of installation with a particular focus on fall protection.
An enforcement committee comprising various regulators (WorkSafe Victoria, Energy Safe Victoria, Consumer Affairs Victoria, Victorian Building Authority) and the Clean Energy Council reviews each matter to determine if further action is needed.
Reviewed 03 March 2021