You Probably Don’t Have Safety Rails to Keep You From Falling When Working on Your Roof at Home

21st Jun 2016

When doing work on a commercial building, there are safety features in place, like guard rails and other types of safety devices. But when you decide to clean the gutters or do some other work on the roof of your home, you need to be extra cautious as you probably don’t have safety rails to keep you from falling. So here is a list of safety tips to keep in mind when you decide to do some work on your roof.

You should check the stability of your roof before starting a project. Check for sagging, cracks or other indications that your roof might be unstable and dangerous.

Check your ladder before fully committing your weight to it. Make sure is it set up at the right angle and it is secure. It is also a good idea to have somebody with you in case of a fall.

You might find yourself so engrossed in your work that you fail to pay attention to the danger of falling. Try not to get too wrapped up in your project and always be wary of the dangers around you.

Weather is a huge factor when doing work on your roof. Ice and water are obvious hazards, but be aware that the wind is also a dangerous condition when on a roof. So be careful!

Before attempting a project on your roof, make sure you know what you are doing. Do some research so the chances of your project being completed properly, without a fall, are good. 

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