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Top 10 Roofing Safety Tips

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10 Roofing Safety Tips

Best Roofing, as a rule does generally not recommend inspecting your roof yourself. We always say let the professionals handle it but we also understand that there are, at times, the need to check for damage, leaks or to repair something small.  Best Roofing cares and we want you to stay safe. Being a roofer isn’t easy and we know that every time you walk on a roof you are taking a risk. One of the most hazardous sectors in the construction industry is roofing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, roofing is strenuous and dangerous work and it demands heavy lifting, climbing, bending, and kneeling. safety firstRoofers are at a greater risk of slipping or falling from scaffolds, ladders, or roofs- which is why a professional roofing company like Best Roofing complies with OSHA standards of safety and consistently provides safety training to our roofing crews.  It’s our motto – SAFETY 365.

ALWAYS REMEMBER!!!

helpful tipsHere goes out 10 top safety  tips;

  1. Never go onto a roof alone: Always have someone with you just in case.
  2. Always check ladder for any defects and make sure your facing the ladder. DO NOT carry awkward or heavy loads up ladders.
  3. Always keep ladders at least 10 feet from electrical lines to avoid electrocution.
  4. Wear proper shoes and be sure to wear boots or shoes with good tread and rubber soles when you go onto your roof, you don’t want to slip and fall.
  5. If you are more than 6ft above ground fall protection must be in place such as guardrails, safety net systems, personal fall-arrest systems, etc.
  6. Wear protective headgear and goggles when going onto a roof and using any materials.
  7. Never go on the roof while it’s raining, snowing or is very windy.
  8. Never work on your roof while taking certain medications that could cause drowsiness. Also, never work on a roof while intoxicated and on hot summer days, remember to drink plenty of water.
  9. If you are uncomfortable with heights or if you feel unstable on a ladder do not climb up on a roof. You should know your physical limitations and only do something you know how to do.
  10. Rely On a Professional Roofer. As the leading roofing contractor in Florida, Best Roofing can inspect your roof and assess any damage. Don’t put yourself in a harmful situation, let an expert take care of it.

 

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5 Responses

  1. Its interesting you include working under the influence and working on hot summer days in the same sentence for avoidance. It really shows how dangerous it can be to work under the wrong conditions. I'll have to show this to my husband so that he takes hot summer days more seriously!
  2. Thanks for the reminder to check the ladder! Sometimes when you're working on roofs so often, you get used to checking the actual roof for issues that it can be easy to forget to check the pathway to the roof. I've had my fair share of incidents because of not checking the ladder carefully, but it's something that I don't wish on anyone else. Thanks again for posting!
  3. I like the idea of using fall protection when going up on the roof. My husband goes up to the roof all the time for various things and it makes me so worried. I'd say our roof is about 15 feet about the ground in some places. I'm going to see if I can get him to try out a personal fall arrest system. Hopefully this will keep him safe, thank you.
  4. Letting professionals examine your roof is smart to ensure that safety regulations are followed. I am glad to know that roofing is a complex job and that you need to really understand what you are doing to be successful. Your tips of how to approach working on your roof are very helpful and specific.
  5. Thanks for these safety tips for roof repairs. Your first tip to have someone with you when doing any work or inspections on a roof is important to stay safe. That would be a good way to make sure that someone will call for help in case there's an accident. I also liked what you said about wearing proper shoes. Wearing shoes that have enough grip can hep to prevent slip and fall accidents when doing roof work.

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