Roofing is dangerous work. Here are a few ways we stay safe while working on your roof.
Jobsite safety matters to us because no one should get injured as a result of negligence.
High workers’ compensation rates result from unsafe practices and injuries. Adhering to safety protocols help us avoid on-site injuries and damage, which keeps our internal costs and prices as low as possible.
The Equipter Buggy keeps debris off the ground and from damaging the house.
We train each and every roofer on safe operating procedures and on how to protect our client’s property. Trash and debris go directly from the roof to the Equipter Roofer’s Buggy (shown above).
Our detailed end-of-job checklist ensures that cleanup is done thoroughly. We sweep the entire yard, driveway, walkways, and flower beds with a magnetic nail-sweep keeping feet, pets, and tires safe.
Although roofing contractors are required to wear safety harnesses and use fall-arrest systems, most don’t. Since all of our roofers receive safety training, they know their boundaries and watch out for property and people below them while working.
Safety is a priority for us, not a necessary evil.
An accident on your job site could cost you money. Homeowners have been sued by roofing contractors who did not follow OSHA guidelines and had a work site accident, because the homeowner didn’t provide a “safe enough” work space.
OSHA is beginning to regulate the residential roofing market more carefully too.
OSHA has the power to deliver hefty fines and will shut-down non-compliant companies. An OSHA officer has the right to film a roofing crew from a distance and shut it down for safety violations. Fines can be up to $95,000 per occurrence.
Many roofing contractors cannot pay these fines and go out of business, leaving their customers hanging with unexpected costs and an unfinished project.
When you hire us you’ll have peace of mind knowing that we’re a safe, OSHA-compliant roofer. The possibility of a job site accident always exists, but with our safety practices, risks are minimized.
Call us at 717-459-3499 and we will send out a roofing expert to evaluate your roof and give you some options and a price quote.