Commercial Roofing Safety

Whether we are restoring a historical building or working on a fully operational hospital, the professionals at Barrett Roofing are committed to providing quality workmanship and service. More than eighty years in the roofing industry have taught us that by providing an incident and injury free workplace for our workers, as well as anyone interacting with our projects motivates our workers to consistently deliver quality workmanship. We’ve detailed some of our major commitments to safety below, along with their importance in finishing a job correctly.

  1. Proper Attire:

When it comes to working on a roof there are a couple of key clothing items that are non-negotiable. At Barrett, we follow the industry’s standards on personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) when it comes to dress code. All of our employees are required to wear hard hats, high visibility vests, safety glasses, hearing protection, proper gloves, and denim pants. Leather work boots round out the uniform.

  1. Assess the work:

Each daily assignment and its tasks present its own types of hazards. All possible hazards are discussed with the crew foreman and the crew. This pre-assessment work is important in determining what can be done before getting on the roof. This is also a chance for everyone in the crew to understand what the expectations for the day are. All hazardous possibilities are identified and precautionary measures implemented. Our dedication to safety is important to everyone at Barrett from managers to crewmen. It is crucial that our employees understand what is expected at the workplace and are aware of the risks as well as the safety precautions needed each day to minimize any potential hazards.

  1. Tool Box Talks:

Every day before beginning any work there is a crew supervisor conducting a Tool Box Talk. Tool Box Talks are on site crew huddles that occur regularly to keep our employees up to date on the latest safety procedures and recommendations. When a Tool Box Talk occurs on a site they are tailored to the needs of the project. However, these talks are not limited to the work site, Barrett Roofing employees are trained regularly. This training creates a safer working environment for Barrett employees and fosters a focus on safety on the entire site.

  1. Use of heavy machinery:

Occasionally when doing roofing work, heavy machinery such as cranes and extension ladders are required. Heavy machinery creates a different element of danger to everyone onsite and the surrounding area. Control zones keep personnel out of the lifting areas and spotters are used to assist the operator. Only licensed operators are used.

  1. OSHA Safety Guidelines:

At Barrett Roofing, safety is our first priority; we go the extra mile when it comes to OSHA guidelines.  All OSHA guidelines are strictly followed and enforced. Anytime an employee is hired they are required to complete safety training in addition to attending Tool Box Talks onsite. These trainings are ongoing. By caring for the safety of our employees, we extend that care to our clients as well as the public.

Regardless of your roofing needs, Barrett Roofing is always there for you. Reach out to our roofing professionals today for all your commercial roofing needs.

By |2019-02-19T19:21:23+00:00November 13th, 2015|Commercial, Press Release|Comments Off on Commercial Roofing Safety