It is the nature of professional roofers to work high off the ground practically everyday. However, no matter how skilled or experienced a crew member might be, he or she must never become complacent about staying safe. Our duties, from small repairs to year-long maintenance, still come with plenty of hazards that need to be identified in order to be prevented.
Here are the following things that residential and commercial roofing contractors follow to ensure safety for all.
Fall Protection Training
Any residential roofing contractor should provide fall protection training for all field workers as they are vulnerable to fall accidents. The training generally provides information on how to identify fall or even slip hazards and the proper procedures that need to be followed in order to minimize the chances of grave accidents from happening.
Roofing Safety Practice and Equipment
An experienced renovation roofing company knows that safety practices should include the proper use of necessary equipment for the job. For instance, we utilize the correct ladder lengths that it could be placed against your house at a safe angle. Other safety equipment that we may use for roofing services are guardrail systems, scaffolding, safety harnesses and safety lines.
Personal Protective Equipment
A professional roofing company should also ensure that roofing and construction workers wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during installations or while on the job-site. Eye protection is required when using a nail gun or working anywhere near a pressurized device such as an air compressor. It is also essential to have proper footwear especially during the installation of roofing components. Work gloves, on the other hand, help avoid cuts when handling discarded materials or scrap metal.
Ritco Group, Inc. is a leading provider of roofing and new construction solutions in Tennessee. We work with clients in and around Brentwood and Murfreesboro and offer roof maintenance, roof storm repair and home additions services. Call us at (931) 381-0175, or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment.