Bloomington Roof Repair Safety & Warranties
YOUR TRUSTED EXPERTS FOR ROOFING SIDING, WINDOWS, AND MORE!
We take safety very seriously, from the safety of your property when we are onsite to the safety of our employees as they do their work. That’s why we are willing to share our internal safety procedures for roof repair and other services with you.
Life expectancy and workmanship warranties vary from product to product. Products ranging from asphalt, metal, slate, etc. Expectancy 20–100 years.
Safety Procedures for Sundown Exteriors
All safety procedures begin with extensive training. Our leaders instruct and teach the proper ways of avoiding injuries; being aware of all surrounding and hazards for both themselves and their co-workers.
“Anything over 4 feet requires fall protection.”
- Adjust harnesses and ropes to fit properly.
- Elevate ladder to 36 inches above the eave and tie off immediately!
- Set 2-by-6 roof jacks to step on the roof, and tie off to the nearest ridge.
- Climb to the peak to set harness straps.
- Set an anchor in the rafter with 16 penny nails for each worker’s rope.
- Have an additional rope handy for going up and down the ladder.
- Set 2-by-6 roof jacks on all roof eaves.
- Set 2-by-6 roof jacks up the roof every 6 feet after the eave coarse all the way to the ridge.
- Bundles are to be laid flat with 2-by-6 boards.
- Stay tied off regardless.
- Upon completion, do one section at a time, starting at the highest point to remain tied off, and remove jacks in order.
- Once all is done, pull harness strap caulk holes hoist down the rope, pull the last jack, and untie the ladder.
- Walk up and down the ladder with nothing in your hands, climbing with both hands at all times.
- Anything over 4 feet requires roof jacks in combination with the fall protection.
- Once the ladder has been tied off, follow harness procedure for fall protection.
- Once fall protection is in place and all workers are tied off to their straps, these guidelines apply to all slide guards,
- 2-by-6 jacks must be on all eaves, regardless of pitch!
- 2-by-6 jacks and harness both on all jobs.
- Flat roofs-perimeter rails, tied off to straps with safety monitors.
- 3/12 to 6/12 pitch: 2-by-6 jacks on all eaves, tied off to rafters in combination with safety harness.
- 6/12 and up: tied off with harness, 2×6 jacks set every upslope from the eaves coarse to the ridge.
- Break down jacks with fall protection procedures.
Safety Glasses and Hard Hats
- Safety glasses must be OSHA approved or prescription for all workers on the project in order to protect eyes from projectiles.
- Anyone cleaning or working on the ground must wear hard hats if someone is working above them.
Material Loading and Handling
- Protect boom trucks with barricades and notify all workers of loads. Communication is key!
- Follow all safety procedures when working 4 feet or higher above the ground.
- Communicate with the driver from a visible spot while workers load the jobsite. Everyone needs to be aware of their surroundings.
- Load materials on 2-by-6 jacks or L boards.
- Lay flat, if possible. If not, stack “our way “on 2-by-6 boards. Our way is two anchor bundles securely used to wedge bundles safely.
- Stand on walkable slopes or jacks when handling heavy materials to avoid slips.
- Wear gloves and eye protection at all times.
- Communicate with all people on job site and remain alert.
- Position on a dry, flat surface. Use cleats if using ladders outside.
- Elevate ladder 36 inches above working surfaces.
- Tie ladder to ridge support.
- Never use a ladder within 20 feet of electrical lines.
- Use rope on ladder to elevate tall ladders.
- Ladder pitch gauge 1 foot away from walls, every 4 feet in height.
Barricades and Safety Cones
- Company vehicles and trailers.
- Use Barricades or cones on the following:
- Trucks (Work)
- Ladder Bases
- Unloading trucks and boom trucks
- Protect owner’s property
- Places with danger from above
- Bright Reflective Safety Equipment is required on all projects.
Fall Explanations (If an accident occurs)
- Call Immediately:
- Emergency Contact
- Insurance Agent
- Leave the body in place and check consciousness.
- Don’t try to move the body.
- Comfort and reassure help is on the way.
- Wait on emergency services and repeat calls if necessary.
- Take photos and document everything from A to Z while waiting on emergency services.
- Be alert of passing traffic when exiting trucks and trailers
- Make sure all doors are secured so they don’t blow open
- Do not unload in streets-all tools in yard or trailers
- Set safety barricades and cones to protect employees from passing traffic make a secure path way.
- Do not block traffic or park on the wrong side of the street
Uniforms and Clothing
- Soft soled boots
- Sun block-regularly
- Shades (OSHA Approved)
- Tan works pants
- Tan hats
- Light colored t-shirts
- Extra towels and change of clothes
- Always keep water in tool pouch
Matching uniforms encouraged
- Soft soled boots
- Shades (OSHA Approved)
- Tan work pants/thermals
- Hoodies and coats/thermals
- Hand warmers/Stocking caps
Soft Soled Boots
Soft soled boots and construction shoes are required on all roofs with a pitch of 3:12 or greater to avoid slipping, bruising, and scuffing. These will help you keep the best traction when standing on an inclined slope with granules. In combination with all other OSHA Safety procedures, soft soled boots will keep you the safest during roof repairs.
Great job. What a good-looking roof. Zack and his crew were fine to deal with — courteous, hardworking, attention to detail. We had a leak problem and were scheduled quickly. Zack even came a few days before and did a temporary fix because of a threat of rain. Very competitive price with a good, thorough final clean-up and an inspection with the owner before the final payment is made. Good group to do business with. Thank you!
– JERRY & HELENE B.
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