Small-scale and domestic solar energy installations are widely used but only scant attention has been given to the associated occupational safety and health (OSH) aspects so far. Many workers’ groups in various types of workplaces and sectors are involved with such systems along their life cycle. This checklist accompanies a factsheet on the same topic and aims to help identify the potential hazards to workers’ safety and health from small-scale and domestic solar energy systems throughout their life cycle, from manufacturing, installation and maintenance to decommissioning and recycling. It also gives examples of preventive measures to address these hazards. In addition, the checklist gives examples of the types of action at the technical, organisational and individual levels that can be put in place to prevent or reduce the risks. The checklist could be considered as part of a risk assessment.
Exposure to toxic chemicals and metals.