13 Apr Business practices during COVID-19
A&R Solar is following social distancing regulations in both Washington and Oregon, as well as published guidelines from the CDC and OSHA. That means that we’ve had to change the way we operate. As these requirements shift over the next weeks and months, we’ll be adapting and keeping health and safety front of mind.
Here’s how we are exercising an abundance of caution to keep our customers and employees healthy.
Typically, we like to visit your home during an evaluation. There’s something about sitting at a kitchen table and having a face-to-face conversation. We usually take some readings and measurements while we are at your house. But these days, we’re using all of the arrows in our digital quiver. If Elon Musk can launch a rocket and return it to a platform in the ocean, we can evaluate your home over the internet.
After gathering information from you, we can share and discuss your solar proposal via phone or video conferencing. You can even sign a contract to secure your installation spot in 2020 (the federal solar tax credit steps down at the end of the year). Rest assured that we will visit your home once the social distancing requirements are lifted to make sure we take all of the measurements needed for us to get the details right.
In the Office
Most of our staff have been set up to work from home for weeks. For those who are in our offices, they are using an abundance of caution to stay six feet apart, wear masks, and wash their hands frequently.
Driving to the Jobsite
When going out to install solar, our crews start at staggered times to reduce exposure to each other. In addition, they are commuting to your home in separate vehicles to maintain social distance while travelling.
Jobsite Best Practices
Our crews mainly work outside. Even so, they are following the most recent guidelines from OSHA about working safely during the COVID-19. If they need to come inside, they have been provided gloves and masks to prevent contact with high-touch surfaces. We are telling any crew members who show symptoms of any illness to stay home and follow their medical provider’s advice.
If you are sick, have symptoms, or belong to a higher risk population, please let us know so we can take additional precautions or adjust our schedule.
We will maintain social distance with you at all times. Our installers will maintain a six-foot distance with each other whenever possible.
If you have any additional questions or concerns please let us know so we can do our best to address them. Should anything change we will let you know.
We are all in this together to protect those who are most vulnerable. Now more than ever, we appreciate your support and your business. If you know of anyone that would like to support the local business community, we always appreciate referrals.