Safety, Scaffolding and Temporary Roofing – Essential Information to know before you hire a Scaffolding Contractor 

While no kind of construction work is not without risks, temporary roofing is more dangerous due to the risks inherent to working at heights. Even the temporary roofing activity at a normal house’s roof is high enough for driving up the risk factor.  

The Need for Temporary Roofing

Temporary roofing is a great way of waterproofing and weatherproofing structures. The speed with which the ‘proofing’ can be done and the quality of shelter it provides makes temporary a very common activity for residential and commercial buildings alike. The advances made in the industry have made the temporary roofing structures very lightweight, reduced the number of components required and made the temporary roofing process faster than ever before. A resourceful scaffolding contractor can easily match most temporary roofing structures with the right type of scaffolding required for a wide variety of buildings.  

Walking Safely

Robust scaffolding will provide safe walking boards for the temporary roofing workers. To do a good temporary roofing job, the workers need a strong sense security as they move around in the ‘higher plane’. The sturdy walking boards that a good scaffolding contractor provides are just the prerequisite. It’s up to the construction company and temporary roofing workers to ensure that the walking boards are clear of any kind of construction material, tools, debris etc. Hindering the walking space in the scaffolding is a great hazard and undermines the level of safety that sturdy scaffolding brings to the worksite. Using safety ropes and harnesses is a common method of supplementing the scaffolding’s safety.  

Reaching the Roof

It’s a no-brainer that easy access to the roof is pertinent to temporary roofing. Reaching the roof easily is not only important for getting the job done, but also ensures safety during the process. Scaffolding is the most common way in which the workers are provided an easy access to the roof. The material and scale of the scaffolding required will often vary depending on the type of building or structure being worked on. As such, an experienced scaffolding contractor provides the most crucial support, literally and figuratively, for the temporary roofing project.

Head to Toe Safety

A safe temporary roofing job also requires the workers to wear the correct attire as they work up on scaffolding. Incorrect footwear for example is a common hazard and needs to be avoided. Rubber sole boots are the way to go. Safety helmets are also extremely important, like in all construction work, and temporary roofing is certainly no time to forget them.

All in all, wherever temporary roofing is required, appropriate scaffolding ensures the effectiveness and safety of the project.  
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