Every REC Solar project is designed and built by industry experts who live by our safety and quality culture. We ensure our people go home safe each day and that the systems that we build have the quality necessary to last for the designed system life. Whether we are building on a rooftop in a dense urban area, or a ground mount in a remote agriculture field, our safety and quality standards do not waiver. We live by these values for our own integrity and to ensure that our systems are generating the greatest value possible for our customers.
Our Approach to Safety & Quality
We enable each member of our construction teams to be their own safety and quality champions by ensuring that safety and quality are part of our culture and way of operating. REC Solar has a dedicated safety and quality department that staffs safety and quality specialists who oversee our environmental, safety, health and quality policies and programs. They train, inspect and coach throughout construction, as well as provide final scored audits to ensure that the project teams are continuously focused on safety and quality throughout and up to system hand-off to the customer.
REC Solar considers the following our highest priorities:
The Safety and Quality of REC Solar’s constructed and delivered PV systems.
The Health and Safety of our employees, subcontractors, customers’ employees, and the public.
The protection of the environment, not only during construction, but in our everyday operations.
A few of the third-party certifications held by our company or team members include:
NABCEP PV Installation
Our team members are certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEF).
OSHA 500 / 30 / 10
Our trained safety specialists have completed the OSHA 500 trainer course in occupational safety and health standards for the construction industry. Our construction and project team members have completed 10-hour and 30-hour construction safety and health courses.
Construction Health & Safety
Our team of CHST professionals ensure each project has a site-specific safety plan and that all team members are trained and adhering to our high standards.
Journeymen / Master Electricians
All our electricians are top-notch and certified, ensuring your project is built to the highest degree of safety and quality.
Environmental, Health & Safety Programs
A wide range of environmental, health and safety programs are in place at REC Solar. A few examples include:
Aerial Lifts & Elevated Work Platforms
Code of Safe Work Practices
Confined & Enclosed Spaces
Electrical Safety, Lock-Out / Tag-Out
Emergency Action Plan
Emergency Medical Services Plan
Excavation & Trenching Safety
Fall Prevention & Protection
Fire Prevention & Protection Plan
Hazardous Communication Plan
Hazardous Energy Control (LOTO/Block-Out)
Heavy Equipment Operation
Illness & Injury Prevention Program
Safety Data Sheets
Site Specific Safety Plans
Slips, Trips & Falls
Stretch & Flex
Substance (drug/alcohol) Abuse Policy
Tool & Equipment Usage, Operation, Servicing & Maintaining Safety
Traffic Control / Flagging
Weather (Heat, Cold, Rain, Snow, Ice, Etc.)
Welding, Cutting, Brazing
Quality & Commissioning Programs
Each project site goes through rigorous quality evaluations before completion.
Site Specific Quality, Testing & Commissioning Plans
Civil Construction QC Inspections
Structural/Racking Construction QC Inspections
Roofing QC Inspections
Electrical Construction & Equipment QC Inspections
Conductor Insulation Integrity Testing
Pre-Commissioning PV Source Circuit Polarity & Open Circuit Voltage Testing
I-V Curve Trace Testing
2-Point Ground Testing
3-Point Fall of Potential Testing
PV Source Circuit Operating Current Performance Testing
Inverter Performance Testing & Verification
PV Plant Performance Testing & Verification