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Information sheet 2 - solar collectables

ACR Information Sheet No 2

Safe Handling of Solar Collectors and other Large Items on roofs

The development Solar Collectors and Panels has rapidly increased over the past few years. Most are designed to be installed at roof level.

The object of this publication is to provide information to assist, managers, operatives and others associated with this type of work to minimise the risks of injury to themselves and others.

It is intended to assist all those involved in arranging for work and working on roofs handling solar collectors and other large items. It provides basic information and lists issues to be considered to plan, manage and supervise the work to ensure it is carried out safely.

It includes sections on

  • Training
  • Risk assessment Planning and Method statements
  • Particular requirements relating to solar collectables and large items
  • Supervision

First published April 2012

Rev01 published Sept 2017

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The Advisory Committee for Roofsafety [ACR] is a body dedicated to making working on roofs safer.  Its membership is made up of nominees from the major roofworking Federations and Associations and the Health & Safety Executive, who provide the experience of many years of involvement in working on roofs in the advice given in their documents.Every care and attention is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information included in their documents and this website, however the committee or any individual committtee members can not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions contained therein