When working on a roof, it can be hard to find your balance and keep yourself sturdy. You don’t want to fall and injure yourself or others. At Atlantic Equipment, we provide equipment to keep roofers safe. Here are some safety tips you should follow when working on a roof:
MAKE SURE YOUR LADDER IS STABLE
When you are getting on or off a roof using a ladder, it can be a daunting task. Make sure your ladder is safely placed against the home or building you are working on. If the ground is not leveled, you should place plywood or another surface underneath the ladder and secure it where needed. This will help the ladder stay put. When you climb the ladder, make sure to have only one foot on each step of the ladder at a time to keep it balanced.
BE AWARE OF THE WEATHER
When it’s icy and windy, you shouldn’t be on a roof. There is more of a danger of being up on an elevated surface or climbing a ladder. Rain can be another danger when working on a roof. It can make it slippery and cause you to lose your footing. Even humidity can do the same thing.
MAKE SURE YOUR WORKSITE IS PREPARED
Having the right tools, supplies, and equipment available to you at your worksite will ensure your safety, as well as having a tool belt handy. You should also be wearing the proper footwear and clothing to get the job done.
USE GUARDRAILS IF NEEDED
If you are working at a commercial worksite on a roof, you should be using guardrails. They can help you stay safe on high surfaces. They are cost-effective and pretty simple to set up at your worksite. Atlantic Equipment can provide you and your business with guardrails for your construction needs.
USE SAFETY HARNESSES IF NEEDED
If you want extra safety, use harnesses. They are a type of fall protection that will help stop a fall after it has happened. Safety harnesses are great for when you have to work on the edge of a roof. Whatever safety precautions and supplies work best for you and your team should be used. Being safe working up on high surfaces is essential to you and your workers’ well-being.
CONTACT ATLANTIC EQUIPMENT FOR SAFETY EQUIPMENT
The equipment experts at Atlantic Equipment are here to help you choose the best options to keep you safe while working. Contact us at any of our locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Florida. Our professionals will be happy to help with any questions about our products!