Roofing Works: Safety Checklist Guidelines for Roofer’s Protection

Roofing Works: Safety Checklist Guidelines for Roofer’s Protection

Aside from being an electrician, plumbers, and demolition, the one who is on rooftops are also exposed to dangers. Meaning to say, roofing works are considered as one of the most dangerous jobs.

Hazardous elements that surround roofers like heights, inclement weather conditions, and electrical wirings. More so with noise vibrations, chemical substances, and machinery increase the possibility of health risk and accident-prone.

A reputable roofing company must implement safety regulations for occupational health for every roofer. We took the time to review and summarize CCOHS’s General Fall Protection Plan and Prevent Falls From Heights to provide helpful information for the roofers and roofing contractors as well.

List of safety measures to protect the roofers

The following information below is the summary of the regulations of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety or CCOHS. It will help to broaden the knowledge of eliminating accidents and illnesses in the workplace.

From a client perspective, knowing the guidelines would help us understand the importance of safety. Getting professional help from any house projects means all proposed plans are observed with caution. The information below will broaden our knowledge of protecting our family and friends.

1. Training protection

Before dealing with heights and handling heavy machinery. Every roofer must undergo training in compliance with the safety regulations by local authorities. In this way, it will help workers prevent future accidents and illness exposure.

Safety training shall provide clear and accurate guidelines. Training gives factual information about the related workplace. Safety training is important to avoid any major accidents and provide the best service to your customers.

2. Safety protection

Usually, the roofing companies distribute safety equipment to the roofers for their protection. Specific safety standards required by the law must be met before working on the roof. Always take precautions of people working on our property wearing protective gear. Make sure that all roofers received the following safety equipment needed:

a. Guardrails

Temporary guardrails that are attached to the rafters

b. Warning lines

Including ropes chains, or wires

c. PPE or Personal Protective Equipment

Hard hat, safety face shields for glasses, non-slip boots, Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS)

d. Covers

Roof hatches or skylights

e. Ladders

f. Scaffolds

g. and other rooftop safety product

3. Emergency plan

Working with heights is truly dangerous especially when you are surrounded by metal roofs. For this reason, medical assistance, a first aid kit to be exact, shall be present in the area in case of an immediate emergency incident report. When providing a first aid kit, ensure all type of medications is available including:

Eye Drops medication

Adhesive tape

Adhesive bandages

Burn treatment

Cold pack



Antibiotic meds

Breathing barrier

and other related first aid medications

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Checklist Guidelines for Roofer Protection

Final thoughts

Roofers are exposed to different harmful elements stated in this article. To prevent tragic accidents and serious illnesses, you must follow the safety protocols. These are required by the roofing company and local authority. Safety matters and the best protection is knowledge and preparation.

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