2 CentiMark Roofing Contractors Using a Roofing Safety HarnessAn excellent safety record helps ensure that the likelihood of an injury on the roof is greatly reduced. That means the contractor typically does not pay expensive insurance claims or partake in unwanted litigation. Ultimately, this saves money for customers.

Customers should want to work with a safety-conscious roofing contractor. A couple of things to look for is a contractor that has written safety programs and ongoing training of crews. The contractor should also have both scheduled and random safety inspections and provide state-of-the-art safety equipment for their crews.

Another thing to look at is the contractor’s Worker’s Compensation Experience Modification Rates (EMR). EMR is a factor that measures the difference between the insured’s (contractor) actual past injury experience and the expected or actual experience of the Roofing Class. It is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chance of risk, resulting in either a reduction (credit) or an increase (debit) in the contractor's insurance premiums. A low EMR is a direct reflection of an effective company safety program that prevents injuries and eliminates hazards. Proper management of injuries and return-to-work programs help mitigate injury severity and keep costs down for both the contractor and the customer.

A Safety-Conscious Roofing Contractor:

To evaluate your roofing contractor, investigate the following:

The priorities of every roofing contractor should be to provide quality workmanship, ensure the customer’s property and employees are as safe as possible, and that all crewmembers go home safely every evening.

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