Fall protection for roofers

The biggest risk that roofers face is falling from height. Fortunately, there are several ways to control this risk and protect yourself / your employees during roof work.

If working on a roof is unavoidable, roofers must be provided with safe access to the roof level (via ladders, scaffolding, etc.) and a safe means of working, i.e. proper fall protection equipment such as a safety harness. More...

Green safety harness

As with any piece of safety gear, it’s important to keep your safety harness clean, especially if it tends to come into contact with messy substances or dust. Cleaning your harness regularly not only helps to keep it in tip-top condition, but also makes it easier to spot any damage to the webbing or hardware.

You must be careful when cleaning a safety harness, though – it’s not as simple as chucking it in the washing machine. There are certain dos and don’ts to be aware of, so keep reading to find out how to clean a safety harness properly.


Green 2 point safety harness - how to fit a safety harness

A safety harness is an invaluable piece of personal protection equipment (PPE) that could save your life when you’re working at height. Harnesses can be used as part of a fall arrest system that catches you mid-fall, or as part of a fall restraint system that prevents you from falling in the first place.

However, safety harnesses can only do their job if they’re fitted correctly. In order to ensure that your safety harness will actually keep you safe, follow our step-by-step guide on how to fit a safety harness.


Working at height risk assessment

The majority of work-at-height fatalities involve falls from ladders, working platforms, roof edges, etc. Because of this, employers and self-employed contractors must carry out comprehensive risk assessments to identify possible hazards and determine what precautions are needed.


Anchor Point Requirements

When it comes to fall protection systems, ensuring the safety of workers at height is paramount. Anchor points serve as the foundation of fall protection systems, providing the necessary support to arrest falls and prevent serious injuries / fatalities.