An on-site rooftop hazard review is an effective way of staying proactive with your rooftop fall protection needs. Ensuring a safe working environment year round for facility management and maintenance teams. Our roof safety consultants provide a guided tour of your rooftop, outlining areas of concern that pose a potential risk of a fall.
A roof safety specialist will confirm your on-site hazard review prior to arriving, ensuring approved access to the building. The duration of the review is dependent on the roof size and layout, but typically they take anywhere from a few hours to half a day.
Our findings are summarized in your tailored hazard review report. The report will include a list of fall hazards that exist, regulations/standards that are impacted, recommended safety solutions, along with photographs documenting various areas on your roof. The detailed report is provided within 5 business days after our visit.
The report will serve as a guide in minimizing the risk of injury, detailing the recommended action in order to minimize the hazards at hand, ultimately ensuring your rooftop is compliant with both federal and provincial safety requirements. While also serving as a log for yearly inspections.
A hazard assessment that delivers a detailed rooftop safety plan that can be actioned in steps throughout the year, focusing on those more critical hazards first. Making roof safety and compliance easy!
Detailed description and photo(s) of speciﬁc roof hazards, along with references to your local height safety codes. Making understanding rooftop safety and presenting to your peers easy!
Peace of mind knowing your rooftop is compliant, and most importantly safe for maintenance teams and roof workers to navigate.
A rooftop hazard review consists of a roof safety or fall protection specialist reviewing the path a contractor would need to take in order to gain access to the roof and the environment in which work on the roof would be conducted. All access points to the roof, along with access to RTUs (rooftop maintenance units), gas lines, walkways are reviewed and logged in detail to understand how the risk of a trip or fall can be mitigated.
Every commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-home buildings should conduct a yearly roof safety inspection or assessment. Even though safety equipment on the roof, when installed correctly, will last for many years. There are often changes in roof layout, updated federal or provincial regulations that may need to be taken into consideration, that will impact how you gain access and work on the roof. You also want to be proactive when it comes to safety, fixing or updating a piece of safety equipment prior to a near miss or accident. Doing so will ensure that you are compliant, and mitigating the risk of an injury at dangerous heights, while having the documentation to support future inspections.
We recommend that a rooftop review and assessment be conducted by an individual or organization that has extensive experience working at heights and is knowledgeable of the associated local requirements to ensure compliance.
The safety assessment is conducted over a few hours, depending on the layout and size of your rooftop, for example hospital buildings are quite large with various rooftop maintenance units and elevations, requiring much more time to inspect. While on the roof all access points and areas in which someone is required to walk or work near a potential hazard is documented. A report is provided, including an in-depth explanation of the hazard, recommended safety solutions, along with pictures outlining the hazard.
A yearly roof inspection is recommended.
You run the risk of having a non-compliant rooftop, while being criminally liable for any injury that occurs on the rooftop, per the Westray Bill (bill C-45). Most importantly, you may have an employee or roof worker that experiences a near miss or injury while working on your roof.
There is no fixed cost as not all rooftops are the same in layout and size. Reach out to one of our safety specialist to receive an estimate.
It usually takes anywhere from a few hours to half a day, although this will depend on the roof layout and size. Note that our safety specialist can be accompanied by a building representative or left to navigate the roof on their own, as a result your commitment from a time standpoint can be as little or as much as you’d like.
There are many rooftop hazards that we encounter, but here are a few of the more common challenges.
– HVAC systems lacking the required roof barrier systems in order to reduce a fall hazard when maintaining the unit.
– Solving for common trip hazards that are on the roof.
– Dedicated walkway is too close to the edge of the roof.
– Safety equipment that has been altered or is no longer compliant.
When encountering or identifying a hazard it is always best to reach out to your rooftop safety partner. Our team will take the time to review drawings for newly built or renovated buildings, along with reviewing any pictures and data we can gather from Google Maps to provide you with a safe and compliant recommendation.