Falls through fragile surfaces, in particular skylights and rooflights, account for 22% of fatal falls from height in the construction industry alone.
Falls through fragile surfaces, in particular skylights and rooflights, account for 22% of fatal falls from height in the construction industry alone. So, whether you are completing long-term roof works or short-term building maintenance tasks, it is imperative that hazards are identified, control measures are put into place and in some instances, solutions for replacements are explored.
Take a look at HS RoofClad’s top 5 tips for working on fragile surfaces.
It is imperative to ensure that either a collective or personal measure of protection is in place that has been tested and maintained to manufacturer guidelines before entering any roof space, once this has been confirmed:
HS RoofClad’s building envelope specialists recommend referring to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) hierarchy of control, which recommends that where possible, Work at Height should be avoided.
To ensure that our services are provided in line with these recommendations:
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