How To: Install roofing safely during residential construction

Install roofing safely during residential construction

Roofing is pretty dangerous work, maybe one of the most dangerous is residential construction. But if you're following all of the necessary safety guidelines, the chances of getting injured on the worksite are minimal. Working safe doesn't take long, and you don't have to sacrifice safety to do quality work and make a profit.

This video is dedicated to the residential construction workforce and focuses on how to safely install roofing. It's intent is to help provide employees and employers with the tools to make the residential workplace productive and safe. It outlines a number of code requirements and will show how to work safely and how to meet all of the safety requirements during the roofing phase of residential construction. The areas discussed in this safety video are job preparation, walk-around safety inspection, ladder safety and safe access, anchorages, roofing (sheet metal, shingles, tar), and job completion.

This roofing video is part of a series on residential construction. The other parts in this series include:

"How to install siding safely during residential construction"
"How to install frames safely during residential construction"

In addition to the safety requirements reviewed in this video, there are many other safety-related requirements employers must follow in order to provide a safe workplace for employees. Make sure you check with your employer for any other safety rules and procedures that need to be met during construction work.

*Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, 1999

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