Our Accreditations

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking”

Epho strives to provide turn-key solar solutions that meet the highest possible standards in equipment choice, system design, installation quality and workflows.  Our experience shows that common practices are not always the best practices, and even industry standards sometimes fall short of what should be done.

As a result we have been recognised with various certifications. More important than these certifications though is the quality of work that we do, and that we have been subject to due diligence by our clients and chosen by the likes of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), ALDI stores and the City of  Sydney.

Epho’s certifications include the following:

Quality Management

ISO 9001 - QUALITY MANAGMENT SYSTEMEpho is committed to the highest quality and standards that meet or exceed our client’s specifications and expectation. The Epho Quality Management System (QMS) provides the framework during the construction stages and beyond in ensuring this commitment is delivered. The Epho QMS is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.

Environmental Management

ISO 14001 - ENVIROMENT MANAGMENT SYSTEMEpho implements strict building practices and policies to ensure that our activities are environmentally sensitive throughout the construction stages and beyond. We take a firm stance on sustainable practises and have established the environmental management system to minimise risk and minimise our impact on our sensitive environment. The Epho EMS is certified to the ISO 14001:2004 standard.

OH & S

ISO 4801 - OH&S MANAGMENT SYSTEMAt Epho, the safety of our employees and sub-contractors is paramount. We are committed to minimising risk in the workplace and believe that all safety incidents are preventable. With this commitment in mind, our Workplace Health and Safety Management Systems (WHSMS) is based on the National Standards for Safety. The Epho WHSMS is certified to the Australian Standard AS/NZS 4801 for occupational health and management safety systems.

CEC Accredited Designers and Installers

CEC accreditedAll Epho’s solar designers and installers are accredited by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) of Australia. This is a legal requirement for the design and installation of solar systems in Australia, and provided Epho’s customers with confidence that the Epho design and installation personnel are qualified and competent.

In addition, Epho employees two qualified electrical engineers as well as experienced commercial and solar electricians who have significant experience in the solar industry.

CEC Approved Solar Retailer

CECEpho has signed on to the Clean Energy Council Solar Retailer Code of Conduct, a voluntary scheme authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Companies that have signed on to the code have committed to provide a higher standard of quality and service, raising the bar in the solar industry. They will also provide a minimum five-year whole of system and installation warranty on solar power systems. The program is designed to give peace of mind to people who are making the decision to invest in a solar system by helping them purchase the best product available from a company committed to responsible sales and marketing. Customers can identify businesses that have signed on to the code by a special Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer logo. A full list of Approved Solar Retailers can be found at www.approvedsolarretailer.com.au.

Epho is proud to be a signatory to the Solar Retailer Code of Conduct, and looks forward to continuing to help improve standards in the Australian solar industry.

Further information can be viewed here

NSW Government Work Health & Safety Management Systems & Auditing Guidelines 5th Edition

workcoverThe NSW Government Work Health & Safety Management Systems & Auditing Guidelines 5th Edition are a set of requirements that businesses undertaking tenders for NSW government agencies must comply with for certain contracts and tenders. These guidelines are even more stringent than the requirements under current WHS legislation.

By being certified as compliant with these guidelines, Epho shows that they take WHS seriously, and that Epho’s WHS procedures are appropriate to ensure that safety of both installation personnel, clients and the public during all Epho’s activities.

For further information on 5th edition guidelines, please see here https://www.procurepoint.nsw.gov.au/before-you-buy/framework-construction/work-health-and-safety-management-systems

Other standards and compliance

As an industry we are at the centre of many codes and standards. The diagram below gives an idea of the complexity of a commercial solar project from a compliance point of view.