What Is The Best Way To Access A Roof?

Do you need to access a roof? A ladder might fit the task if you are replacing a tile on a very low roof. But for anything more substantial, roof scaffolding is the safest way to access a roof. Scaffolding Inc shares its step-by-step guide to carrying out roof repair safely.

Establish What Scaffolding You Need

What type of roof access do you need? Are you carrying out a loft conversion or repairing a chimney? Consult a roof scaffolding company like Scaffolding Inc to establish exactly what you need. For example, chimney scaffolding is traditionally taller than roof scaffolding as it requires you to access the very top of the property. Roof scaffolding will be shorter as you may need to repair the roof itself, while scaffolding for a loft conversion may wrap around the property and need waterproofing canvas.

Hire An Scaffolding Erector

A scaffolding erector can help you safely construct and remove your required roof scaffolding. Scaffolding Inc can help construct scaffolding efficiently and safely so your team can start the job immediately. We can also provide on-site scaffolding operators that are trained to minimise the risk of on-site injuries. With a scaffolding operator on-site, you can enlist the support of a trained professional in supervising safe scaffolding use.

Carry Out A Risk Assessment

You need to feel confident that your team can work using scaffolding. Ensure that your team is prepared and trained on working at heights and that all trainees are supervised. Carry out a Risk Assessment and ensure that guard rails, barriers and anti-slip are in place to protect your team. With the support of a scaffolding erector and operator from Scaffolding Inc, you will have first-hand support in carrying out a risk assessment and ensuring your team is prepared.

Your scaffolding and team should be in compliance with the following guidelines:

  • The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
  • The Work At Height Regulations 2005
  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

You and your team should constantly review compliance with these guidelines throughout your work on roof scaffolding.

Gather Your Supplies

While your team should take regular breaks, it still makes sense to minimise the time your team travels up and down scaffolding. Make sure your team has all supplies, from tools and materials to water. Ensure your team is safely transporting supplies and that they do it in as few trips as is safely possible.

The same extends to safety equipment. Ensure your team has access to protective footwear, hard hats, safety glasses, helmets and knee pads before they access the scaffolding. Ensure that they are prepared for the weather. This even includes sunscreen for working in the hotter weather to avoid heat stroke or increase the risk of injury.

Access A Roof Safely With Scaffolding Inc

Scaffolding Inc can help you access a roof safely. With qualified scaffolding operators and comprehensive scaffolding options, you’ll have everything your team needs to be ready for a home or commercial project. Contact Scaffolding Inc today for comprehensive advice on how to access a roof.

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