Solar Panel Cleaning Training Course To Be Held 11th July 2015

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  1. Solar Steve

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    #1 Solar Steve, Mar 2, 2015
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    Clean Solar Solutions Ltd are the UK's first and leading professional solar panel cleaning company. We have cleaned over 160,000 solar panels in less than 2 years.

    After the success of the first training day we are now putting on another training day, offering you the opportunity become a Clean Solar Solutions Approved Contractor and work alongside us for the long term.

    We cover such topics as:

    · Health & Safety - Protecting your staff from electric shock, what to do when you find a broken panel etc.
    · Legal documentation
    · Buying the best products
    · How to clean residential, commercial and agricultural types of arrays.
    · Tips - the most efficient ways of working
    · How to build solar panel cleaning as part of your current business, marketing, canvassing etc.
    · Working with Clean Solar Solutions in the long term, receiving industry updates etc.
    · What the future holds for the solar panel cleaning industry
    · Q & A’s.


    So far, our track record for cleaning solar panels goes like this:
    2012 - Less than 200
    2013 - 53,000
    2014 - 74,000
    2015 – 33,000 cleaned so far. Over 75,000 more expected.

    Here are links to the types of jobs that we look to subcontract:

    Agricultural-based arrays
    School-based arrays
    Commercial rooftop arrays
    Large scale ground mount arrays


    It is realised within the solar industry that many window cleaners have added solar panel cleaning to their list of services over the last 12 months. This is of great concern to the industry as a whole due to the risks involved, risks which will become more apparent as solar arrays sit on roofs, age and deteriorate.

    As you may know, solar panel installers must have a number of qualifications in order to be allowed to install solar panels in the UK. Without adequate training and qualifications, it is illegal for them to install solar panels. The main reason that they need qualifications though is due to the electrical risk associated with their job.

    There is electrical risk associated with solar panel cleaning because the panels are always live when we clean them. It is because of the risks associated with solar panel cleaning that we are putting on this training course. We will also discuss how you can incorporate solar panel cleaning into your business more fully.
    All attendees will leave with a solar panel cleaning training certificate. While it is not going to be an ‘offically’ accredited certificate of training, it will still carry great value in a number of ways.

    1. We are looking to bring uniformity in safety to what is a brand new industry in the UK. It is certainly being viewed by the solar industry as a whole as being completely different to the window cleaning industry. While it is true that some tools may be the same, techniques and safety concerns are completely different in the same way that a cabinet maker and electrician both use screwdrivers a lot, but their techniques and safety concerns are completely different.

    2. Many solar panel cleaning contracts will be up for tender in your area over the coming period of time. As you know, normally they look for 3 quotes, checking the credentials of each company. Until the changes in industry regulation occur, it is likely that you will be pricing against other window cleaners. By having a certificate of training, you instantly put yourself ahead of your competition. Also, as a result of attending the training course, you will be able to speak with authority about the safety aspects of solar panel cleaning and working at height. Again, this will give you an edge against your competitors.

    3. Your are sure to grow your own portfolio of solar panel cleans in your area.

    Because of the value of the information that we will be sharing, we have a number of objectives that we will need our subcontractors to agree to:

    1. Promote the Clean Solar Solutions brand by way of our logo and a web link from your website to ours and a vehicle decal being added to your vehicle signage. This is mutually beneficial. Our brand will gain wider exposure. Your potential clients when they are searching for a solar panel cleaner in their area will see that you are a Clean Solar Solutions Ltd Approved Contractor. Because of the reputation we hold within the solar industry, this will give you an edge over your competitors who claim to be 'fully trained';. They will not be fully trained because there is no training for solar panel cleaning available apart from our training course. You will be able to present a certificate of training, whereas they will not. If you have information flyers or packs which you present to clients, having our logo present is also mutually beneficial for the same reasons as above.

    2. Wear Clean Solar Solutions branded tops on industrial/commercial/agricultural jobs. It is important that subcontractors are seen to be Clean Solar Solutions representatives when they are on one of our sites. If it is a residential job, we are reasonable. For the time it will take to do the job and because it is likely to be fitted in with your regular work, we would not expect for you to change clothing. However, on commercial scale jobs, wearing our branded clothing will be a requirement.

    3. If for whatever reason you decide not to continue subcontracting for Clean Solar Solutions Ltd, we will ask you to relinquish your training certificate and you will no longer be able to represent the Clean Solar Solutions brand. This is to protect our brand from potentially unsafe or substandard work being carried out under our brand.

    4. We will not train two potential subcontractors in the same area. This would be counterproductive for all parties.

    The cost of attending the event for the first person is £199.00 +V.A.T. If you would be interested in bringing along more than one employee from your company, the cost for each further person is just £149.00 + V.A.T. This provides exceptional value for money considering the possibilities the solar panel cleaning industry holds. This fee will include a hot 2 course lunch, some marketing materials for you to take away, as well as certification that you have attended our course. We will look to start at 9:30a.m. and have a break in the morning, lunch and afternoon and will be finish at around 3:30pm. Spaces available are limited.

    Our team will be on hand to answer your questions throughout lunch and other breaks.

    You may also view this as an opportunity to network with quality cleaning companies from other parts of the UK who may be able to help you cover large contracts you may acquire in the future.

    We hope that business continues to be busy for you. Please feel free to contact us and our team looks forward to hearing from you.

    Clean Solar Solutions Ltd
    www.solar-panel-cleaners.com
     
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  2. Smurf

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    So you want to charge £238.80 to train subcontrators that will be working for you that you are obliged to do for free and if they don't promote your company nor work for you they have to hand back their training cert as well.

    Nice try ...You must be having a ******* laugh steve :laugh:
     
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  3. RealKidJoker

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    If there's no other certified solar panel cleaning courses available in the UK, then who trained you Steve? :whistle:
     
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    "All attendees will leave with a solar panel cleaning training certificate. While it is not going to be an ‘offically’ accredited certificate of training, it will still put money in my back pocket leaving you with a worthless certificate which you don't own and you get to advertise my company with no cost to me"

    Must think we're all zipped up the back
     
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    I just trained myself using google

    Anyone want me to show them??300 quid
     
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  6. Tuffers

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    I'll tell you what Steve. If cleaning solar panels is so dangerous and could possibly electrocute someone that hasn't got your vast experience, then why don't you do everyone a favour and tell us how we are supposed to clean them and in the process save a life or two?

    What ya reckon Steve, good idea?
     
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    Then he couldn't try and have us all over
    Would you like to spend 200 quid for a bit of paper that is not accredited but apparently will get you work??
    I will give you a ticket for a tenner from sunnydaves cleaning training which would mean the same
    Like selling driving licences out the boot of your car but telling people they have to wear your tshirt or you'll take it back
     
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    If it was a proper qualification it would be worth it but then how could you demand it back
     
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    I would like to add just one thing YOU as a contractor Steve are responsible for the Health and safety of all your subcontractors including training regarding H&S matters. Now this might be a silly question but why are you now trying to charge them for the privilege of working for you..? :rolleyes:

    The way I see it you have shot yourself in the foot big time and damaged your credibility posting that twaddle.

     
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    That is the law as i understand it smurf and i have subcontracted off companies in the past
    They were responsible for training me to do the job they wanted
    Although it was only window cleaning i still had to go out with one of their guys to show i was competent
     
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