4 Tips to Protect Workers on the Roof
Your workers are the heart and soul of your business, which is why it is so crucial to protect them. You may be putting your facilities workers at risk every time you ask them to go up on the roof if you don’t have Roof Safety Markers. Visibility on the roof is a paramount safety matter. If your workers struggle to see where they are putting their feet, there is always a chance they could step through a window or get caught in a drain or pipe..
Don’t leave that to risk. Roof Safety Markers are always the answer. Additionally, there are a few ways you can keep your workers safe when they work to maintain your roof.
- Rig Up Roof Safety Markers: Every year workers are injured on roofs when they try to clear snow or debris. Whether this means falling through a skylight or tripping over an obstacle or getting caught in a pipe, it can all be avoided by installing Roof Safety Markers. Due to the height of the markers and their bright colors, the workers can see exactly which areas to avoid when cleaning, which ultimately prevents accidents and injuries. More than all that, our Roof Safety Markers actually have the potential to lower your insurance rates. So what’s stopping you?
- Suit-Up with a Safety Harness: Let’s face it: they are not cute and they are not comfortable, but when it comes down to it, would you rather be uncomfortable or critically injured? Be sure the workers are always wearing their safety harnesses on the roof. If there were to be any accidents, the safety harness can mean the difference between life and death.
- Dress to Impress: There’s more to safety than the safety harness. Their shoes are equally important. It might seem obvious, but it’s often overlooked: before sending workers up to the roof, check their shoes, specifically the tread. If the tread looks like it might be a little worn out, do not let the worker on the roof. For their safety and yours, keep some roofing shoes on hand to make sure their equipment never fails.
- Avoid Awful Weather: Forcing workers on a roof during wind or rain is only asking for disaster. For rain, moisture on the rooftop as well as seemingly trivial things like wet leaves make for slippery surfaces. No matter the type of shoes the worker is wearing, no rain is safe if they are going to be up so high. And any gust can set the worker off balance and lead to a nasty fall. Both conditions are incredibly hazardous to the worker, whether or not your Roof Safety Markers are installed. So keep them safe and—literally—out of the cold.
When it comes to roof maintenance, safety should be the most important consideration. Whether it’s equipment, weather or having us install our Roof Safety Markers, keep your workers’ safety a priority. Not only will you lower the risk of accidents, you might even get a break on your insurance premium. Give us a call today at (877) 682-6282 to find out more about how to keep your workers as safe as possible.