Many roofing contractors do not have safety managers. Roofing is a dangerous job; The Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH) reports the profession has the fifth-highest work-related death rate in construction. That grim news is reason enough for any roofer working on your home’s roof to be under the watchful care of a safety manager.
Keeping our roofers safe also keeps our homeowners safe. The extra protection we provide our diligent, highly trained roofing crews also keeps our clients safe from the risk of workers’ liens, liability issues, or even lawsuits.
The safety steps we implement with our employees extend to our actions to keep our clients, their pets, and their landscaping safe.
- Fall arrest gear
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- A near-miss reporting system
- Weekly safety meetings
Some disreputable roofers hire day crews from the parking lots of big-box home improvement stores. Good roofers do not. They have the same crews day in, day out. Great roofers such as Westfall Roofing have dedicated crews overseen by attentive safety managers. These safety managers inspect job sites:
- Safety managers ensure all equipment is in working order.
- They verify roofers are properly harnessed in fall arrest gear.
- Safety managers check that the client’s property is shielded from falling debris.
- They confirm with the project manager that the client’s home, pets, and property are protected.
Westfall Roofing is immensely proud to be an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. In addition, our company has received industry recognition for safety and OSHA certifications. By using a near-miss reporting system, we minimize accidents and injuries. This saves you money and time and obviously protects our workers. We hold weekly safety meetings and expect our roofers to perform their jobs safely and correctly the first time.
We routinely provide all this:
- A safety manager
- On-site inspections
- Crew safety training
- OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certifications
- Weekly safety meetings
Those steps save money on insurance, downtime, and injury-related expenses. Our safety record allows us to keep more crews on task more often, producing superior work at a lower cost to you, our clients. Westfall Roofing gladly employs a safety manager to protect our workers and our clients. Please contact us today to learn more about the steps we take to ensure safety, proper installation, and complete cleanup on all our projects in Tampa and Sarasota.