Are you looking for a worry-free experience with your roofing project? If the answer is yes, then contractor selection is critical. How your roofing contractor handles safety both on and off the job site will determine your peace of mind with your repair or re-roof.
Safety starts with the training of the crews. Do the crews have ongoing safety training? Are they being trained on Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) guidelines, first aid and CPR along with all the proper procedures and use of all safety equipment on the job site? If crew members are properly trained then you will have a safe and compliant environment.
What about the equipment and safety precautions on the roof. Are there proper warning line flags or guardrails around the perimeter of the building’s roof? Are all openings and skylights covered and properly marked? In addition to identifying these items, all crew members should be using and wearing the appropriate fall protection equipment such as fall carts, roof anchors, self-retracting lifelines, rope grabs, harnesses and lanyards. If the crew members feel safe, they can focus on the workmanship of your roof.
In addition to training and equipment, focus on how your contractor communicates their safety plans to you. A safety plan should be implemented and communicated to all parties before any work begins. The safety plan should be a comprehensive approach that is tailored to your specific needs and local requirements. It should outline the safety standards of the contractor, procedures that will be used onsite, communication plans and the contractor’s safety record such as their safety incident rating.
Overall, be sure your contractor is doing everything possible to create a safe and compliant work environment. This should have minimal business disruption to you and will ensure everyone goes home safe at the end of the day.
Watch CentiMark’s Safety Video to see how we focus on safety to protect your building, the people inside it and our crews.