The Skyline Group lunch & learn presentation is designed to provide guidance and allow us to educate our industry or anyone faced with height safety risks on how to make height safety compliance easy.
Skyline Group will schedule a time to visit your workplace and present on height safety regulations and how to identify potential risks. You will learn about rooftop fall protection and access systems and how they can be applied in various rooftop applications, along with how they can reduce the liability for property owners, and ultimately create a safer working environment.
Annual inspections of roof access and safety equipment are essential in order to ensure the site is compliant, creating a safe working environment for employees and contractors. Safety is not a set-it-and-done task; it is something we should be continually striving to improve on, and review the systems and processes that are in place, ensuring they are working as intended. Looking for improvements is part of creating a safe working environment on your rooftop. Discovering safety by accident is simply not an option.
The primary benefit of being proactive and scheduling routine inspections of your roof access and safety equipment is ensuring the safety of those working at your facility. For example, in Ontario, the occupational health and safety act states that employers and supervisors have a duty to take every reasonable precaution to protect a worker. Completing an annual safety equipment inspection ensures you have done your due diligence to reduce the risk of falling from your rooftop. Making it beneficial from a liability standpoint and, most importantly, the safety of each employee or contractor on-site.
An inspection of the access and safety equipment found on your rooftop includes the following:
An inspection report of the safety equipment found on your rooftop will help identify areas of concern and which products may need to be updated or replaced to keep the solution’s integrity. By being proactive in your journey to creating a safe working environment, you are not only creating a safe working environment but also staying compliant with local regulations. Ultimately reducing liability concerns and the personal liability of the building owner/employer (per the Westray Law Bill C-45).
Depending on the damage to the equipment, there may be an opportunity to replace a section of the unit. For example, if over time a guardrail post has corroded and is no longer secure, if the system is modular, then simply replace the post. If the unit is fully welded or has multiple areas of concern then it may be more cost-effective to replace it with an up-to-date solution.
Fill out the form below if you would like one of our safety specialists to contact you to discuss the inspection program further.
Here is a brief overview of the process when scheduling a rooftop inspection.