Safety Is Everyone’s Concern
Imagine you are the breadwinner of the family and you get hurt because you were taking a short cut, (sorry we put that thought into your head but it was necessary). There are so many things that are dangerous about roofing. Electrical lines, cutting with sharp objects, slippery surfaces, strenuous work at difficult angles, wasp nests, uncovering hazardous materials and heat stroke. But the two main causes for concern are are falling off the roof and falling off the ladder.
Here are the most important three words we can say, USE COMMON SENSE!
Statistics are not on your side.
Below are a few things to think about and resource links to the best information the government can provide.
- Always maintain a 3-point (two hands and a foot, or two feet and a hand) contact on the ladder when climbing. Keep your body near the middle of the step and always face the ladder while climbing.
- Roofs are slippery, use the proper footwear.
- Invest in some safety gear, harness, ropes and roof anchors.
- Call a roofer instead, it may be cheaper in the long run.
Here are a few links that may help:
GAF Roofing – Learn Roofing Safety Guide
U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Protecting human health, safeguarding the environment)
Ladder Safety (American Ladder Institute)
If you have questions we are here to help, ASK A ROOFER!