Do you have a Columbus roof repair or replacement project planned in the coming year? Make sure you hire a roofer that complies with fall protection measures established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA has now made fall protection a national priority. Here’s a quick list of things to take note of.
- Harnesses. When working on an elevated area with a height of six feet or more, a personal fall arrest system (PFAS) must be used. A full-body harness will safely stop a person’s fall before they reach a lower level.
- Ladders. These must be set on even ground and placed away from electrical cords and falling debris. Platform ladders, as opposed to older stepladder designs, give a more stable work base. They also make positioning and maneuvering trusses and floor joists easier.
- Clutter. A littered work area is filled with falling and slipping hazards. A roofing crew should keep the work area as clean and organized as possible.
- Training. All workers must be educated on the proper use of PFAS’s, guardrails, safety nets and other fall protection systems. Companies these days are required to have a training program, but some still skimp on it. Ask to see a copy of their safety certification.
Here at Muth & Company Roofing, safety is our priority too. When we do roof repair in Columbus, Ohio, and surrounding areas, we come prepared with all the right safety gear and fall protection systems. We treat your roof as if it were ours. These are just a few of the reasons we have been granted GAF Master Elite™ status, a distinction only 3% of roofing companies in North America have managed to achieve.
You can trust our experienced and factory-certified team to get the roofing job done efficiently and safely. Give Muth & Company a call at (614) 682-3060 to learn more about what we can do for you and your home.