4 Jul 2020
News & Information
Prioritising health and safety.
Cherry Energy Solutions are CEC Approved Retailers who comply with the Code of Conduct and have an extremely strong focus on health and safety in our office and on our work sites.
We take safety seriously and have appointed a Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager and a Field Service Manager.
The safety of our workforce and our clients are paramount at Cherry Energy Solutions. The installation of solar and lighting requires adherence to Occupational Health and Safety legislation and applicable Compliance Codes require our workforce to undertake regular training on relevant safe systems of work. This includes the requirements for all workers to be trained in the National Unit of Competency -RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights.
Our risk-based approach adopts safety in design principles prior to works progressing, requiring an assessment to be undertaken during the pre-installation phase to identify and assess risk controls, so far as is reasonably practicable, for works to be undertaken safely. This includes an assessment of controls against the ‘hierarchy of controls for falls’.
Our design considerations toward any project include a highly meticulous approach to WHS and HSE, both during and post-installation.
A COVID-19 site mobility plan is offered as standard on all our work.
Our solar and LED installations are completed only by licensed electricians and our installers are required to have had no prosecutions registered with SafeWork Victoria in the past three years (or with an equivalent authority in another Australian jurisdiction).
Our HSE Manager has over 8 years’ experience in health and safety specialising in risk management, and WHS management systems. His role at Echo Group involves implementing and continually improving our safety management system dedicated to improving the health and safety of our workers, contractors, visitors and the general public, on and off-site. He will conduct regular safety audits of our residential and commercial worksites to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and will work to improve internal processes. He will continue to conduct regular training and upskilling employees and contractors and is determined to make a positive impact in the workplace and wider community.
Our Field Service Manager has the task of building Echo Group’s in-house installation team. He brings with him 27 years’ experience in the electrical industry, 10 years within solar. His role involves employing the best installers and apprentices with an appetite for renewables and delivering premium installations nationwide. He will also be overseeing the comprehensive use of Edge Protection to ensure all installations are completed with the safety of the installers and on-site staff. Working closely with the HSE Manager, The Field Service Manager will also be ensuring that all work is completed with maximum safety in mind.
Both the HSE Manager and the Field Service Manager will conduct regular training and ensure the continued upskilling of employees and contractors to make a positive impact in the workplace and wider community.