Roof Safety

Roof safety falls under the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Employers must ensure that all employees working in these conditions are provided with as safe a working environment as possible. This means that safety equipment should be provided, and it requires that all personnel are provided with the correct training to ensure their own safety, as well as the safety of others around them.

This course is typically taken by roofers and roofing contractors but is suitable for anybody including telecoms engineers, that works in these conditions. It teaches safe working conditions and guidance on the correct use of appropriate safety equipment.

The one-day course from REAX Ltd is one of the health and safety courses that we offer at our dedicated simulation centre in Blackpool, Lancashire, and consists of theoretical and practical elements. All courses are conducted by our highly qualified and skilled trainers. You can see our full selection of courses right here on our site or call us with any questions or queries you have.

What Will Participants Learn?

  • The Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Safe systems of work
  • Methods of fall protection
  • Existing safe working platforms
  • Anchor identification and selection
  • Work restraint systems
  • Knowledge of fragile surfaces and different roof surfaces
  • Work positioning systems
  • Fixed and temporary fall arrest systems
  • Fall arrest methods and understanding of suspension intolerance
  • Risk assessing, identifying hazards and planning the work task
  • Basic RF Hazards
  • Inspection care and maintenance

All employees that work at elevated positions must be provided with the correct safety equipment and training to ensure that they know how to use the equipment and work in a safe manner in potentially hazardous conditions. Rooftops are not only a hazard because of their height. They also offer challenging access, and some rooftops may be hazardous thanks to environmental conditions or RF hazards.

The roof work safety course teaches pre-use checks of safety equipment, as well as the correct fitting of harnesses and other safety equipment. It also teaches participants how to inspect their own personal safety equipment. If any defects are identified, the delegate will learn how to properly record these issues so that action can be taken to remedy these issues. Candidates will learn about the Work at Height Regulations 2005, and how to ensure that they meet these regulations.

The goal of this course is to ensure that all individuals can safely work on rooftops.

Who Needs This Course?

  • Course duration – 1 day
  • Recertification period – 3 years

The roof safety training course is a one-day course that includes theory and practical elements. There is a recertification period of three years, which means that successful candidates will have to retake the course towards the end of this three-year period in order to remain certified. The course is conducted at the REAX Ltd simulation centre in Blackpool, Lancashire, and is suitable for any employee, supervisor, or manager that works under these conditions.

Participant Requirements

  • No previous experience or qualification required
  • Candidates will need to show a reasonable level of fitness
  • Candidates should be comfortable working at height
  • All participants must sign a medical suitability form before the course starts

Candidates will need to be physically fit to complete the course and will be required to sign a medical suitability form before the course commences. The rooftop safety course does require working at height, so candidates should be comfortable working in these conditions. Participants do not need any previous experience or qualifications, although experience working at heights and with safety equipment will obviously be advantageous.

Roof Safety Training From REAX Ltd

Working on rooftops poses several inherent risks, predominantly those associated with working at height. Falls from height remain one of the biggest causes of fatal accidents at work, and it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure that all individuals are provided with the correct safety equipment. They should also receive the proper safety training. The rooftop safety training course teaches everything that employees need to know in order to be able to prepare, work, and inspect rooftop working conditions.

The roof safety course is one of the dedicated health and safety courses that we offer at REAX Ltd. We have a dedicated simulation centre, are fully accredited, and have a team of highly qualified and professional trainers. Browse our courses, or book your working at height course, today. Alternatively, call us on 01253 767775 with any questions you have about the courses we offer.

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