Performing risk assessments and safety inspections can help reduce risks associated with working at heights.
There are regulations that require employers to conduct risk assessments in order to formulate and implement preventive measures against the injuries and fatalities associated with working at heights.
Where roof work cannot be avoided, the duty holder must ensure that:
The factors to be considered in such a risk assessment will include the following:
As mentioned above, fragile surfaces on roofs is a major contributor to accidents occurring. “fragile surfaces” is given the definition of “a surface which would be liable to fail if any reasonably foreseeable loading were to be applied to it”.
Any work on fragile roofs, however trivial it may seem, should be carefully assessed, planned and supervised, and all roofs should be treated as fragile until a competent person has confirmed they are not.
Therefore as part of the assessment process, the factors that could cause fragility should be addressed including:
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