Whether you are a professional roofer or a homeowner just putting up lights on the roof for the holidays, roof safety can never be forgotten. It should be in the foremost of your mind if you are doing any work on or near a roof to prevent bodily harm (and, less importantly, harm to your roof). Keep the following in mind the next time you take a ladder up there…
Everyone Should Practice Roof Safety
“Construction is considered one of the most dangerous industries to work in, with significant and consistent injury and death rates year on year.” Even if you aren’t within the construction industry in a professional way, you can still suffer fall damage just by undertaking a small project. Particularly this time of year, when ice and snow make it slippery, you should exercise caution.
Roof safety begins with having the right gear and materials and also by making sure that you know exactly what you’re doing. If you have any doubts at all, then calling a professional company is likely your best bet to get the job done well and safely. They will have the harnesses and other objects that they need, while you would have to purchase them in order to properly do any roofing job.
Even if you have performed jobs up on the rooftop before, a refresher in the best practices and habits is never a bad idea. The most seasoned roofer could still make a mistake and confidence should never give way to recklessness. Your safety and the safety of others comes first, and absolutely above saving time and money. At the very least, you should recruit another person to spot you from the ground who can get help should anything happen, or if you were to get stuck on the roof.
Never put the finishing of a job above your health and safety. If you have a roofing job that might better be left to professionals, then get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.