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How To Avoid Injury And Stay Safe During A Home Inspection

May 2

CT roofing contractors are constantly in danger of falling and accidents, even though they are equipped with the security equipment needed and follow strict safety regulations. A slippery surface, exposed tree or electric lines, an arc of wind, or a shingle that has become loose could cause the possibility of a fall or injury. Falls could be fatal if roofers don't adhere to safety guidelines.

What fall protection is required for roof workers?

  • Safety should be taken into consideration throughout the work.

Fall protection is essential when working on a roof. OSHA requires all residential roofing contractors in CT to wear fall protection during their tasks.


Three fall protection strategies employers should consider are creating a plan, supplying the appropriate equipment and tools, and training all employees on how to use the equipment safely.


  • Roofers must use certain kinds of safety equipment.

OSHA mandates that employers install guardrails and personal fall arrest systems (PFAS), and safety nets to prevent falls as fall prevention systems.


The only exemption to this OSHA policy is in cases where the implementation of the procedures is difficult or unpractical or if doing so produces an increased risk than what is currently considered acceptable. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency that requires the CT roofing contractor to prepare and implement a fall prevention plan that meets OSHA guidelines.


Residential roofers can make use of a fall protection kit. It includes the following:


  • A roof anchor that can be used again

  • Vertical lifeline assemblies are a type of safety net.

  • Harness that is completely covered


Roofers typically have to use a fall restraint since they operate more than six feet higher than a lower level or on the ground. There are two types of fall prevention restraints available:


Roofers do not use a PFA but instead put up barriers or guardrails along the edge.

Roofers must wear the full-body harness aswell as a PFAS.

The phrase "personal fall arrest systems" refers to body harnesses worn by roofers and other professionals who work at heights and are connected to roof anchors using a lanyard. PFAS are required to support a certain weight (at minimum twice the weight of a worker) and must be fitted in a specific way (entire body fit) and be in good order.


By the type of roof, roofing contractors in Connecticut can employ a range of different types of equipment and protection systems, including but not the least of which are:


  • Guardrails and safety nets are available as well.

  • Alarm systems that sound alarms.

  • Public safety systems


  • PPE is personal protection equipment (PPE)


Personal protective equipment should be considered part of the risk assessment process and the hazard assessment process.


Specific personal protective equipment and clothing that might be required for working on the roof, depending on the risks that might be present, could include the following:


Non-slip footwear, hard hats, eye protection gloves, hearing protection, respiratory protection, wet weather gear disposable overalls are protective gear.

It's dependent on a variety of aspects: the type of cladding used, the ambient condition, and the style and state of the roofer’s shoes.


When working on roofs, employees should wear durable soft-soled, comfortable shoes that are comfortable and can provide safety afoot.


Hard helmets are recommended when falling debris is possible or using ropes for industrial access methods.


When working using roofing material with sharp edges, it's suggested that gloves are used. Any activity that could cause injury to an employee's eyes must be completed by wearing eye protection.


When working in noisy surroundings or engaging in noisy activities it is advised that you protect your hearing.

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