- March 8, 2018
- Posted by: bmroofing
- Categories: North Carolina, Tips
Safety is a concern on every construction job site. Since falls are the number one cause of death in the construction industry, BM Roofing practices roofing safety on every roofing project. In fact, OSHA considers falls part of the Fatal Four Hazards.
Before beginning any roofing project, we focus on identifying fall protection needs as well as determining structural integrity of the building itself. This practice helps reduce risks. At BM Roofing Contractors, we are committed to safety. We provide our workers the proper fall protection and use the right equipment.
BM Roofing Practices Roofing Safety
1. Providing PROPER fall protection
Even the most experienced roofer is exposed to hazards while working on a roofing project. With the proper fall protection, the risk of serious falls can be substantially reduced. We provide the proper fall protection that meets OSHA’s requirements.
“Safety is a full-time job; don’t make it a part time practice.”
2. Using the RIGHT equipment
Falling is a risk while working on a roof. We protect our workers by using the following equipment:
- Personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) which includes a safety harness
- Perimeter Flagging/Safety Monitor
- Ladders ( a poorly placed ladder is one of the deadliest hazards on a roofing project)
3. Weekly SAFETY Meetings
During these meetings we discuss regular safety reviews and amendment processes, provide OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Course, and we define structure of management and employee accountability/responsibility.
Although we put safety measures in place, rooftop safety is the responsibility of every person involved in the project. A working knowledge of the PPE (personal protective equipment) will save lives. Safety is our number one priority.
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Well done article and you shared so much information for the safety of roofing. Thank you for sharing this interesting topic, keep up the good works.
Great information! All premier roofing companies should adhere to these safety standards to ensure the job is well done. Thanks for sharing.