It would be fair to say some jobs have greater risks associated with them than others. Office work doesn’t tend to be too dangerous, although injuries can potentially happen from time to time. Compare that to roof work though and you will probably agree this type of work can be potentially more dangerous. The most obvious danger here is falling from height, which would be a natural risk that could occur if preventative measures were not in place.
There are other types of accident that could happen however. For example if a roofer is at ground level and someone else is working on the roof, something could fall on the person below if they are not kept safe. In other cases potentially-dangerous items such as blow torches and hot materials used in sealing certain types of roofing could create injuries.
Minimising the odds of roof work injuries
Roof work injuries are more likely to occur than injuries in other professions. However, with that said employers in the roofing industry can do a lot to ensure their roofers are perfectly safe in all circumstances. For example proper training should always be provided to every worker. In addition a risk assessment for each job should always be done before work commences. This will help reduce the odds of accidents happening too.
Clearly, taking the right steps prior to roof work beginning will go a long way towards minimising any potential dangers that might be present. There may potentially be more than one way of doing a certain task. One method might be far safer than another, which is why each method and process should be carefully chosen to ensure the right outcome is achieved.
Good training will also help make sure every roofer follows the right procedures at the right time. Since injuries caused in this line of work can be very nasty, and occasionally they can be life-changing too, it is important to recognise that prevention is the best course of action.
Accident Advice Helpline has already been in a good position to help some people cope with the injuries they have suffered. Compensation might be payable in your situation too, so why not get in touch on 0800 689 0500 now? We’ve got the answers you need, so tell us your situation today to get a chance of no win, no fee* compensation.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen