Health and Safety

Taking care with materials, equipment and work procedures and dealing with hazards.

Working on roofs

Consideration must be given to safety when working on a roof:

  • Consider the location and provision of anchorage points for safety harness systems or safety nets.
  • Provide a guardrail around the perimeter.
  • Prepare the area below the roof to provide a firm and level support for mobile elevating equipment such as a scissor lift or cherry picker.
  • Consider providing permanent access and edge guard railing to the roof
  • Always tell someone when you are planning to work on a roof.


Updated: 10 September 2019