Top 6 Roofing Hazards (Other Than Falling)
Aug 29, 2017
Simply put, If you are not a professional roofer, you should not be roofing a house on your own. Roofing, or re-roofing, a house is not an easy job, and it is certainly not a DIY job. Find and hire a roofing contractor who is licensed and insured.
Clothes should not restrict your movements in any way, that is why wearing loose-fitting clothes that are comfortable is crucial for roofers.
Here is a list of essential clothing items and safety gear a roofer should have on while on the job:
While working on a roof, you are constantly exposed to the elements. Unfortunately, lots of things can go wrong that way, but you can avoid them mostly by just being mindful of the weather and using common sense. For starters, avoid wet and watery roofs, do not go on a roof while it is raining, snowing, or when it is windy, and try to put off non-emergency roofing jobs till after winter.
You should also be careful not to get a heat or sun stroke while working. Stay hydrated; and take water breaks every 15 minutes, as per The U.S. Department of Labor recommendations. It is also wise to dress appropriately; wearing light colors and loose and lightweight clothes is recommended, in addition to sunscreen.
In addition to the previously mentioned safety gear, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure that the roofing job is safe. These precautions include: