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Flat Roofing (PDF 2 MB)
(Updated: October 2006)
This booklet supports and supplements regulations and equipment manufacturers' requirements by detailing general safe work practices and procedures specific to flat roofing.
Available from Publications, Videos and Forms Distribution.
Roofing projects WorkSafe Bulletin 05-05 (PDF 60 KB)
Finding a competent and reliable contractor is your first step in a successful roofing project.
Falls from heights in construction
WorkSafeBC has recently received a number of Notice of Accidents (NOAs) involving workers falling from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, etc. On average, 10 workers die every year after a fall from elevation. The links to resources in this bulletin may help to prevent similar incidents at your workplace.
High time (PDF 191 KB)
This article from the July/August 2011 issue of WorkSafe Magazine discusses the importance of safety and training for steep slope roofers.
Custom guardrail system that travels well (PDF 545 KB)
This article (on page 10 WorkSafe Magazine, vol. 1, no. 2, March/April 2000) describes an innovative U-shaped guardrail system that can be customized to fit any size roof to protect workers from falls.
Preventing Worker Deaths and Injuries from Falls Through Skylights and Roof Openings
Fatal falls may result from failure to provide appropriate guarding and fall protection for work around skylights, skylight openings, and other roof openings. This Alert describes eight deaths resulting from falls that occurred during work around these openings. It recommends measures to prevents such fatal falls.
Source: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)