It’s a Scary World Out There: Roofing Safety

Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health estimates that more than 7,500 people die from work-related deaths. The most common cause work-related deaths are falls. And the thing about falls is that they often happen over a high point to a low point.

This may be a surprise, but roofers are particularly prone to falling.

Any good roofing company worth their salt makes sure they have a thorough safety program to cover fall protection and secures their workers. Workers are usually required to wear a full body harness. It’s the most common type used.

A single story roof is usually 12-14 feet high. At the apex of the roof, it may even be 25 feet high. Even at 12 feet, a fall from this height could cause serious damage.

No matter what the roofing job is, make sure that the company you choose has a written safety program. This ensures they have worker’s comp insurance worst case scenario.

Blue Angels Roofing is a professional and the preferred roofing repair company in the Birmingham area, covering Cahaba Heights, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Irondale, and Vestavia. We do both residential and commercial complexes, according to HOA guidelines. Courtesy, efficiency, and safety are our team’s top priorities, and it’s not finished job until the customer is truly satisfied. We take a lot of pride in making sure your home is in tip-top shape for you.