Q. What are the Canadian statistics for working-at-heights on roofs?
In Canada, workers falling account for twenty percent of all workplace injuries, and this is usually the highest single category of lost time incidents. Of the twenty percent, thirty percent are from falls involving falling direct on to a lower level.
Q. What category of workers does this apply to?
Most obviously roofers – both commercial and residential – and general building maintenance workers.
Q. Why is this topic important?
This topic is important because there are many cost-effective fall protection solutions for working-at-heights on roofs; that provide leading edge fall protection for commercial and residential roofing, and general building maintenance workers.
Q. What is the best practice for working-at-heights on roof tops?
The best practices for working-at-heights on roof tops are typically using a: lifeline, lanyard, and harness connected to an approved anchorage point.
Q. What fall protection system would be recommended to meet the needs of an organization for their work-at-height roof top workers?
The Tractel Tempo III temporary horizontal lifeline can resolve most issues roofers have while traversing large areas while working. When used with approved anchorage points the Tempo gives the worker up to sixty feet of lateral movement.
For more information about fall protection solutions for working-at-heights on roofs, contact the fall protection safety experts at Height Works today!