Disclaimer & Safety Information
found in this website or in any electronic transmissions (email) is for
information purposes only and is not intended to replace or change any
specifications, recommendations, or requirements of the individual roofing
material manufacturers or the local, state, and federal building code
requirements in your area. Any question or inquiry
as to the requirements, or specifications of a manufacturer, should be
directed to the roofing manufacturer concerned.
All manufacturers have technical departments to assist individuals with
their roofing questions and concerns. Some of the technical data herein may
vary slightly according to the manufacturer. RoofHelp and all affiliates
take no responsibility for the safety of any individuals involved in, or for
the proper construction of, any roof related projects. Roofing is dangerous
– BE SAFE!
Safety Tips for All
|Safety should be first and foremost on
your mind when working on a roof.
- Be aware at all times of your location. In other
words, don't fall off the roof because you aren't watching where you're
- Don't walk backwards on a roof. People have been know to trip over pipes, gas lines, etc. and nearly fall off the roof.
- Watch for power lines.
- Don't play or wrestle near hot tar kettles.
- Don't wander too near the edge of the roof and
watch out for loose granules or other debris that may cause you to slip
- Stay off of sloped roofs when it's wet.
- Stay off of all roofs when there's a possibility of
- If the roof slope
exceeds 6:12, strongly consider the use of fall safety equipment.
- The ladder should be long enough so that the top
extends 3 feet above the edge of the roof (OSHA Mandate). Tie your ladder
off so that it can't blow over or be stolen while you're on the roof (it happens).
- Don't leave wheelbarrows, insulation carts, etc. on sloped roofs as they
may roll off.
- Don't leave rolls of material where they may roll
- If it's a flat roof, make sure the material rolls
are at least 4 feet from the roof perimeter.
- Don't stack too many materials in one area as they
could fall through the roof.
- Be careful near large roof openings that you could
- Wear proper clothing when working with hot tar
(long sleeve shirts, gloves, hats, eye protection...)
- Plug all compressors and power tools into grounded
- Don't roof naked.