Roofing Safety

Roofing can be dangerous, but when you work with Nicholas Roofing, it doesn’t have to be. Because commercial and industrial roofing work is performed at an elevated height, there is an inherent risk associated with roofing. At Nicholas Roofing, we take roof safety extremely seriously. It is important that any roofing company you choose has the right equipment and knowledge to complete the job safely. Roof safety is important not just for roofing workers and contractors, but also for the clients and properties undergoing roof work. We value our own safety and also the safety of you, your employees, your clients, and your property while we perform our roofing services. Our company utilizes the latest rooftop safety practices, best roof safety equipment, and roof fall protection techniques. Learn more about roof safety at Nicholas Enterprise Roofing.

The Importance of Roof Safety at Nicholas Roofing

Safety should always be a top priority in the workplace, especially for a roofing company. Unfortunately, there are nearly 6,000 workplace fatalities in the United States and 50,000 deaths due to workplace-related illnesses every year, according to OSHA Publication 2056. There are also 5.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries. Those injuries cost U.S. businesses over $125 billion annually. 

In the construction industry, falls are the leading cause of death. Falls from a height of just 4’ to 6’ can cause injury, time away from work, or even death. However, roofing work doesn’t have to be dangerous if you partner with a roofing company that values roof safety, follows rooftop safety precautions, and has the right rooftop safety equipment.

Nicholas Roofing takes all safety precautions, beyond just the necessary and legal obligations, to protect ourselves and you. Every high-quality roofing company, like Nicholas Roofing, ensures that their workers follow important safety protocols to keep everyone safe. Rooftop safety and fall protection are important parts of our work every day. We are experts in rooftop safety procedures.

Roof coating systems are particularly beneficial for flat roofs or those with a minor elevation grade. They also help improve energy efficiency from there heat reflecting colors on a flat or relatively flat roof can lead to damaging in the winter, which can cause major damage to the building. Membrane roofs protect against those concerns.

We Follow OSHA Roof Fall Protection Guidelines

We follow all of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s guidelines for protecting roofing workers.  Training includes how to inspect, erect and disassemble, and maintain the fall protection equipment involved in the roofing work. Retraining is required when previous training becomes obsolete because of changes in work conditions, fall protection systems, or equipment. 

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Nicholas Roofing and paving services

We Have the Best Commercial Roof Safety Equipment

Nicholas Enterprise Roofing is only the best roof safety equipment for all of our jobs across the Chicagoland area. We bring all of our own roof safety equipment to each job. However, rooftop safety is about more than just equipment. It also includes safety precautions like training, communication, and more.

Rooftop Safety Guidelines at Nicholas Roofing

Nicholas Roofing follows these top rooftop safety standards to keep everyone safe: 

Follow OSHA Regulations

As mentioned above, we follow all of OSHA’s standards for rooftop work and roof fall protection guidelines.

Rooftop Inspections Before Work Begins 

Before work begins, we inspect the rooftop for holes, loose debris, and any other possible safety hazards. We identify and address any issues to create a safe work environment.

Wear Safety Harnesses and Hard Hats 

Our workers always wear safety equipment while working on a rooftop. 

Use Proper Rooftop Safety Equipment 

We always use proper equipment for working on commercial and industrial rooftops. Since we specialize in working on large roofs, we have the right equipment necessary for flat roofs, large-scale projects, and more.

Use of Guardrails and Safety Netting

Guardrails and safety netting add an additional level of protection when working on a rooftop. Guardrails protect roofers from falling off your roof, and netting protects passersby from falling debris during construction. 

Wear Appropriate Rooftop Footwear 

Proper footwear is important for working on a rooftop. All of our workers wear shoes that have non-slip soles and offer good traction. 

Proper Rooftop Safety Training

All workers at Nicholas Roofing receive proper training before working on any rooftop projects.

Being Weather-Aware 

We all know that Chicago’s weather can be volatile at times. Rain, wind, snow, lightning, and other forms of weather can present a serious safety issue to roofers. At Nicholas Roofing, we stay weather-aware and are extra cautious when working when any form of dangerous weather could be in the area.

Excellent Communication Systems

Communication is important when working on a commercial rooftop. We always have a communication system in place for roofers to communicate with workers on the ground. 

Nicholas Roofing Insurance 

Nicholas Roofing is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We have general liability insurance, which minimizes our out-of-pocket costs in the event that there is an accident. We also offer workers’ compensation insurance.

About Nicholas Roofing

Nicholas Roofing & Paving is a family-owned local roofing business. We were founded in 1968 in Chicago and quickly found success. Our team of experienced roofing professionals is committed to safety, delivering excellent workmanship, and offering outstanding customer service to our commercial clients. The areas we service include all of the city of Chicago and several surrounding suburbs including Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and more.

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Nicholas Roofing Services

Nicholas Enterprise Roofing follows roof safety guidelines when it comes to all of our commercial roofing services. The roofing and paving services we provide include: