Being a roofing contractor is a dangerous job as you are working up high and have the possibility of falling. Proper roof safety systems should ALWAYS be used and high safety standards are always needed.

If you need information on how the safety precautions as a roofer, contact us.

Going on roofs, you should always be:

  • Fully trained
  • Aware of the risks / how to handle risks
  • Competent

All roofing contractors should explain the safety procedures and agree necessary methods to clients before beginning work.

For more information, see this PDF.

Safe access

Before beginning work, how to access the roof is something that MUST be planned in advance to ensure the safest method is being used and proper precautions are being undertaken.

The typical methods are:

  • Scaffolding
  • Stair towers
  • Mobile access equipment
  • Ladders
  • Access hatches

The main things that need to be worn when working include appropriate trousers, protective footwear, safety glasses and knee pads. Click here.

A note for homeowners:

When getting a roof rebuild or repairs, you MUST ensure that the people you are hiring are fully qualified, trained and insured. This will give you the reassurance that they are using industry standard materials and aren’t risking your life in any way.

Also, ask if they provide any warranties or guarantees on any work they provide. More information here.