Housekeeping

  • Is the site clean of trash and debree?

  • Is grass or brush kept clean from underneath and around the solar panels an combiner boxes?

  • Is the service building or control room area kept clean?

  • Are adequate bathroom facilities for employees and contractors available?

  • Is fresh drinking water available for employees and contractors?

  • Are electrical buildings (if applicable) kept clean?

Emergency Action Plan

  • Does the site have a plan in place?

  • Is local emergency services posted with phone numbers (medical, fire, law enforcement, management on duty)?

  • Has the services listed above been asked to visit the site?

  • In case of an injury or other accident on site do employees know who to call?

  • Do employees know evacuation routes?

  • Does the emergency plan address severe weather?

  • Does the emergency plan address outside threats?

Signage

  • Are OSHA, Federal, and State required information posted in a conspicous location?

  • Are high voltage areas including electrical rooms and switch yards posted with proper HV signs?

  • Are breakers and electrical panels labeled with arc flash requirements?

  • Are fire extinguisher locations identified?

Procedures

  • Does the site have a visitor policy?

  • Does the site perform job hazard analysis for tasks performed by the employees on site and are these kept on file?

  • Has the site performed a PPE hazard analysis for the identified risks or tasks performed?

  • Do employees perform a job safety briefing before each task?

  • Does the site have a LOTO procedure?

  • Does the LOTO procedure address contractors who work on site equipment?

  • Does the site maintain an arc flash procedure?

  • Has an arc flash assessment been performed on the electrical system for the site?

  • Does the site have a HazCom plan?

  • Does the site have a fire protection/prevention plan?

  • Does the site maintain SDS's for all chemicals kept on site?

  • Does management complete proficiency assessment on site employees?

Safety Equipment

  • Are hard hats, safety glasses, and hearing protection readily available for employees?

  • Are safety boots or shoes required when performing work on site?

  • Does the site maintain High Voltage gloves and are they tested according to manufacture requirements?

  • Are protective gloves required to be worn when working with or around solar panels?

  • Are first aid kits maintained on site and inspected at least monthly?

  • Does the site have an AED?

  • Does the site maintain and use arc flash protective clothing when required by the procedure?

  • Are adequate fire extinguishers located on site?

  • Are fire extinguishers inspected monthly and annually and records maintained?

  • Does the area where the batteries are located have an emergency eyewash with at least 15 minute flow capasity?

  • Are the batteries terminals protected from accidental contact?

  • Does the electrical room where batteries are located provided with adequate ventilation?

Training

  • Have employees received training on the site emergency plan?

  • Do site employees receive electrical safety training?

  • Does employees receive LOTO training?

  • Are employees trained in arc flash protection?

  • Do employees receive personal protective equipment use training?

  • Are employees trained in CPR, First Aid, and AED?

  • Have employees received training on how to perform a JHA or Job Briefing?

Contractors

  • Does the site perform a contractor orientation before allowing work to be started on site?

  • Are contractors apprised of how to contact emergency services during orientation?

  • Is there a method in place to verify contractors are qualified to perform the assigned work?

  • During contractor work at night is there a company employee on site to coordinate work?

  • Are contractors required to have a current drug screen?

Security

  • Does the site have contract security?

  • Does the security company provide a report to the site employees (daily, weekly, monthly)?

  • Is the site fenced and gated?

  • Does the gate stay closed at all times and access only allowed by the site employee?

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