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How to Stay Safe When Performing Commercial Roof Repairs?

by R&R Industries R&R Industries was established in 1948 as the R&R

There is nothing under the sun that is risk-free, and commercial roofing repairs are no exception. They can be especially dangerous when a person is not very cautious. Slipping and falling off a roof usually causes major injury and sometimes even death.

The following are things that should be taken into consideration by someone who will be working on roof repairs:

Ladder

Before climbing up a ladder to inspect the top of the building, make sure that the ladder is stable. Refer to the manufacturer's manual to make sure what the maximum weight capacity is for the ladder and follow the instructions on how to set up and position the ladder for stability properly.

Fall protection systems

There are fall protection systems that OSHA has specified in the workplace; these same systems can be applied when doing commercial roof repairs. Guard rails, personal fall arrest systems, and safety nets are three types of systems that could be used for such repairs. Only climb onto the roof with personal fall protection in place, including a full-body harness and a lanyard.

Avoid damaged areas

Avoiding walking on severely damaged areas that appear to have loose shingles or tiles to avoid slipping and possibly plummeting off the top of the building.

Avoid snow or ice

DO NOT attempt to walk on a roof covered with snow or ice because it is extremely slippery, especially if it has a steep slope.

Dry roof only

The entire top of the house should be dry before anyone on it. No one should attempt to walk on the top of the residence when it is still wet.

Hire a contractor

It is recommended to hire a professional in commercial roofing in Orlando, especially if the roof is already above two stories and there is any serious damage to it. They know how to work on a roof with power tools, which means that they can fix your commercial roof quickly and safely.


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