There is an app for everything these days.
Infact there are more like twenty apps for everything. There are currently over 1.2 million apps on App Store and well over 1 million on Google’s Play Store.
You know what? There is still room for good ones. Apps that save lives. Apps that educate us. Apps that help us build career paths.
So, what’s so good about apps? Well, they’re independent of browsers, they operate offline (for most functionality), they don’t need an internet connection, etc. This is very handy for users in remote locations, where they may not be connected to the grid.
Fire fighters and emergency services workers, for example, are sometimes called out to locations that have no internet connection, be it rural, or network congestion, etc.
We recently developed an app in conjunction with Government Skills Australia and AFAC, the peak Australian Fire Fighting body, to help first responders to work safely with PV arrays. Hint: PV array is a solar panel.
Why did we develop this app?
From 2011 to the end of 2013, the number of installations of photovoltaic/solar systems (PV) in Australia grew by 225%. 2014 commenced with more than 2 million PV systems operating in Australia. Emergency services personnel now have a greater likelihood of responding to structures at which a PV system is installed. PV safety is now more important than ever.
When responding to an emergency incident at which a PV system is installed, emergency services personnel need to be aware of the additional risks and hazards that PV systems and their components present.
By providing another way to access information whilst mobile, this app is designed to assist first responders to work safely with domestic PV systems.
Download the Working Safely with PV Systems app now.