Roofs can be one of the most hazardous work environments of your building’s exterior envelope, presenting a host of risks if Roof Top Safety is not monitored correctly.
Roofs can be one of the most hazardous work environments of your building’s exterior envelope, presenting a host of risks if Roof Top Safety is not monitored correctly. HS RoofClad’s specialists are here to help, and have put together top tips to consider when monitoring roof top safety…
Consider whether your roof structure has sufficient stability to support the weight of both personnel and equipment, prior to allowing access – a Condition Survey undertaken by a competent specialist would provide you with all of the information you need to ensure your roof space is both safe and compliant with regulations.
With both collective and personal measures of protection now available, it is important to consider whether your roof space provides an appropriate Fall Protection system for the works required.
Roof lights can become prone to becoming brittle and cracked dependent on the weather conditions they have been exposed to over the years, so consider Skylight Protection Covers to reduce the risk of a fall from height.
Both the integrity and stability of your roof space can be affected by high levels of traffic – consider installing of a Roof Walkway if regular access is required to prolong the lifespan of your roofs structure.
Dependent on the Fall Protection systems, use of specialist Work at Height PPE may be required – it is important that this PPE is relevant for both the works required and the system in place, to ensure personnel are provided with the highest levels of protection.
It is a crucial competency for any personnel Working at Height to undertake Roof Top Safety Training to ensure that they are aware of the legislation, risks and control measures required. Employers are responsible for ensuring personnel are competent to work safely, so take the first step in monitoring roof top safety by booking a training session today.
Get in touch with HS RoofClad’s specialists for free, no obligation advice on how to monitor roof top safety effectively across your portfolio.
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