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Safe Roof Series (Part 4): Roof Hatches

Safety and Roof Access Hatches


What are Roof Access Hatches?

Many roofs, especially low sloped roofs, are accessed via a fixed ladder or stairway leading to a roof hatch or scuttle. Most hatches are equipped with a hinged lid that has pistons or springs to assist in opening the lid along with a locking mechanism to keep it open. These fixed ladders and hatchways make climbing onto a roof more convenient than using an extension ladder.

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Safe Roof Series (Part 3): Roof edge railing types, applications and installation

Roof Edge Railing System2Roof edge railing types, applications and installation

In our previous article: Safe Roof Series (Part 2): Skylight Fall Protection, we discussed Skylight Fall Protection. This week we move from the center roof to the roof edge.

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Tips for Safe Snow & Ice Removal

Tips for Safe Snow & Ice Removal

Original publication can be viewed on OSHA's website: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA-3513roof-snow-hazard.pdf
While snow removal may be necessary to prevent overloading and collapse or to clear off space for construction or repairs, it also exposes workers to a number of risks.

Employees might need to climb directly onto the roof and use equipment such as shovels, snow rakes, snow blowers and ladders.

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