Roofing in Warner Robins GA

Roofing Safety & Osha Compliance

If you need to repair or replace a roof and only want to hire the safest contractors in Georgia, you have come to the right place. At Pyramid Roofing & Windows, we always do what it takes to keep our workers out of harm’s way. Whether you need help with a commercial or residential roof, an accident occurring on your property is the last thing you want. You won’t need to worry about that problem when you hire our team to do the job. By reviewing the following information, you will learn why roofing is dangerous and the steps we take to reduce the threat and eliminate liability concerns.

Why Roofing is Dangerous

Listed as No. 4 in USA Today’s list of the top 25 most dangerous jobs, roofing comes with risks that are hard to avoid. Working in high places always presents the threat of falling to the ground, which can have disastrous effects. If people are not careful while they are doing a roofing project, they could even face falling equipment that lands on and injures them. In 2016, 47 out of every 100,000 roofers experienced a fatal accident while they were on the job.

We Use and Inspect Our Equipment

Although roofing comes with risks that are not always easy to handle, our team never cuts corners when it comes to safety. The members of our team use safety harnesses when they work more than a few feet above the ground to minimize the odds of falling. These harnesses allow them to move without restrictions but lock when they detect a fall. Not only do we have the top safety equipment in the industry, but we also inspect it to ensure that everything is functioning properly.

We Hire the Right People for the Job

To safely work in the roof construction industry, people need to be in good physical shape, intelligent and aware of their surroundings at all times. Hiring the right people for the job is a vital part of keeping everyone away from the dangers that come with the task. When we look for new team members, we only hire those who are fit and smart enough to perform their daily obligations safely and efficiently. We hold training sessions that take the security of our team members to a whole new level, giving everyone peace of mind.

We Value Our Team

One of the main reasons we are among the safest roofing contractors in Georgia is that we value our team. If someone comes to us with a safety concern, we take it seriously, conduct an investigation and address the issue without wasting any time. Since we value the people who work for us, we always invite them to bring issues to our attention so that we can handle problems before they have a chance to progress. Caring about our people and working together to minimize the danger is how we have built trust and respect within the industry.

Getting Started

You don’t want to move forward unless you have access to a team on which you can depend, and that is what you will get when you hire Pyramid Roofing & Windows. We will have your back and meet your needs before you know it, and you will realize opting for us was wise when you see what we do to keep our team and everyone else safe throughout the process.

Our attention to detail and dedication to safety create the foundation of our values. Our workers and clients know that we place the health and well-being of our team above everything else. If you would like to learn more about our safety standards or wish to hire our company, pick up your phone and give us a quick call.

OSHA Commercial Roofing Guidelines

In order to prevent falls and make the work place safer, the OSHA has created specific guidelines to follow, and they are listed below in regards to commercial roofing:

  • The employer shall determine if the walking/working surfaces on which its employees are to work have the strength and structural integrity to support employees safely.
  • Each employee on a walking/working surface (horizontal and vertical surface) with an unprotected side or edge which is 6 feet or more above a lower level shall be protected from falling by the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems.
  • Each employee on walking/working surfaces shall be protected from falling through holes (including skylights) more than 6 feet above lower levels, by personal fall arrest systems, covers, or guardrail systems erected around such holes, as well as being protected from objects falling through holes.
  • Each employee engaged in roofing activities on low-slope roofs, with unprotected sides and edges 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above lower levels shall be protected from falling by guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall arrest systems, or a combination of warning line system and guardrail system, warning line system and safety net system, or warning line system and personal fall arrest system, or warning line system and safety monitoring system. Or, on roofs 50-feet (15.25 m) or less in, the use of a safety monitoring system alone [i.e. without the warning line system] is permitted.
  • Each employee on a steep roof with unprotected sides and edges 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above lower levels shall be protected from falling by guardrail systems with toeboards, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems.

See the complete OSHA fall protection regulations