Think safety first when roofing
Mountain Goat Roofing has Safety Roofing Equipment.
Your safety is always more important than anything you want done on your roof. Think safety first and remember the following tips.
1.Make sure you are fit to do roofing. If you have a fear of heights or have trouble keeping your balance in inclined surfaces, get someone else to do the job.
2. Have a buddy with you. A helping hand can save your life in case of an accident.
3. Work under the sun. Never do roofing when it is raining or snowing as such conditions make you greatly prone to slipping. Work facing the sun if possible so that your shadow will be cast behind you and not on what you are working on.
4. Sweep away the leaves. Stepping on leaves may cause you to slip.
5. Make sure the ladder is planted firmly. If the ladder is resting on bare soil or grassy ground instead of flat surface such as cement or concrete, dig holes just enough to fit the bottom legs of the ladder. Also use hinges that can lock the top of the ladder firmly to one side of the roof.
6. Wear the basic safety gear. Hardhat, safety glasses, and rubber sole shoes or boots should always be present.
7. Lock in your safety harness. The harness is your second line of defense in case you slip or fall off the roof.
8. Focus on the area you are walking and/or working on. Remember you are on the roof to for fixing and not for sightseeing.
9. Clean as you go. Do not leave any clutter or debris behind as they may lead to accidents the next time someone walks on your roof.