Close to the Edge – Working on Roofs
If you’re working on a roof top site, there should really be some sort of protective equipment at the edge to ensure safety at all times. Falls from roof edges happen in both commercial and domestic settings, whether these are new builds or refurbishment projects and there are still too many deaths here in the UK every year that are a result of small builders working on the roof of a residential premises.
The Hierarchy of Control When Working at Height
Work at height is a pretty risky business and, here at D-marc we aim to make rooftop work and other work at height as safe as possible with our range of products, including our wind-resistant roof safety barrier system and our roof walkway system. However, following the correct safety procedures is essential before any work at height is carried out so today we’re going to take a look at the hierarchy of control when working at height.
It’s essential to assess the risks involved with the work at height and take all necessary measures to avoid accidents in the following way:[…]