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A reputable contractor always puts safety first. Commercial roofing can be a dangerous job if the proper safety precautions aren’t taken. Falls are the leading cause of death in the commercial roofing industry, so it is important to take steps to protect your workers. In this article, we will provide a commercial roofing safety checklist to help us discuss Safety Precautions in Commercial Roofing that help keep your workers safe. We will also discuss some of the most common occupational hazards associated with commercial roofing.


Always Use Proper Safety Gear

When working on a commercial roof, always make sure that you and your workers are wearing the proper safety gear. This includes fall protection devices such as harnesses and lanyards. You should also wear gloves, eye protection, and sturdy shoes to protect yourself from sharp edges and falling debris.


Inspect and Mark the Site

Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Make sure that you know where all of the edges and openings are. If possible, mark these hazards with tape or cones so that your workers are aware of them.


Inspect Your Equipment

Inspect your equipment regularly to make sure that it is in good working condition. This includes ladders, scaffolding, and power tools. Do not use any equipment that is damaged or defective.


Be Accident Ready

Keep your worksite clean and free of debris. This will help to prevent accidents and injuries. Make sure that you have a first aid kit on hand in case of an accident. This should include bandages, gauze, and antiseptic wipes. Field crews should be trained, or have members that are OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certified as well as Red Cross certified in First Aid/ CPR/ AED.


Have a Clear Safety Plan

Finally, have a safety plan in place and make sure that all of your workers are familiar with it. This plan should include an evacuation route in case of an emergency. The safety plan creation should be part of every pre-construction process, even if your crew has worked on the site before.


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