Electrical wiring has claimed many deaths of roofers because of metal ladders being set up above these electrical wires. Electricity will pass from one wire to another wire, including ladders that are set up several feet away. Roofer is an excellent resource for this. Never trust electricity. Keep always a non-conductive ladder on the work site. Keep your distance from electrical wires like this.
There is a proper way and an inexperienced way as you ascend a ladder, which is what sets the professional from the inexperienced. It’s very unprofessional to always hold your face against the ladder, use both hands, walk on one rung at a time, and never fall down a ladder. Make sure all oil and dirt and tar are clean from your boots / shoes. Do not overload ladders, please just one roofer at a time on a ladder for safety.
Make sure that the base of a ladder is always safe, placed on a flat, stable ground. Protect the top of the ladder with a ladder brace made of plywood. Set your ladder against a firm backrest. “Also, for optimum security and safety, attempt to extend ladder 36” above the landing or roof eave.Another safety measure that should be addressed is Decks and Traction. Minimize tripping hazards, keep the work area mess free, shingle granules can be like ball bearings, which can create a danger of slip and fall. To help traction, clean the deck of these and debris. Wear protective shoes. Protection of the roof deck helps so much when providing protection from traction hazards.
Roofers use many tools; hammer safety requires eye protection to be worn at all times to protect the eyes. Hit the nails squarely to prevent the nails from flying back at you, throw away broken hammers. Power Nailer Safety, these tools should be treated with the up most respect. Always check the power nailer for correct operation, operate when in place on the material to be nailed, never rest the tool against the body, and always of course wear safety glasses, prevent this and all tools clean and in working order. Never, ever aim a nail gun or any other tool at anyone, they are not toys and should be treated as such.