Lumiform Mobile audits & inspections
Get App Get App

Roof Inspection Checklist

Use this roof inspection checklist for roof work to check safety regulations before starting the safety check. It’s important to wear proper safety equipment and take necessary precautions when inspecting a roof, such as using a sturdy ladder and avoiding stepping on fragile areas. Regular roof inspections can prevent costly repairs and ensure the safety of those who live or work under the roof.

Downloaded 18 times
General Information
Describe your work:
Name the engaged employees :
Attach relevant photos:
Do you have the relevant permissions to work?
Is adequate signage presented?
Are workers adequately trained?
Are the signage displays correct?
Have employees been appropriately informed of the work they have to do?
Is there a communication protocol?
Are the weather conditions appropriate to work?
Has the risk from falling items been evaluated?
Have all suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) been approved and correctly worn by employees?
Access and Structure
How can you access the roof?
How do you and the workers transport materials to the roof?
Are structural lacks NOT visible from roof/deck underside?
Are access doors/ways in good condition?
Walkways and Roof
Do you have enough paths/ways?
Are the ways free of trip hazards?
Are those ways clearly visible?
Are roof edges preserved?
Do you have guard rails or parapets?
Are there no obstructions like electrical wires, pipes, etc. on the roof?
Are roof paths safe and regularly checked?
Are there anchorages in place that have been installed prior?
Are gears and ropes correctly attached to anchorages?
Are gears and ropes available and investigated?
Are skylights and other openings shielded?
Do drains/hatches/other openings have guardrails?
Are gaps between the holes in the standard distance?
Overall rating:
Write down recommendations or any further comments:
Inspected by (Name and Signature):
Share this template:

This post is also available in: Deutsch

Ensuring Safety with a Roof Inspection Checklist

A regular roof inspection can help identify any potential hazards and ensure the safety of those who live or work under the roof. A roof inspection checklist for safety should be comprehensive and can serve the following purposes:

  • Sketch and photograph the workers and the work to be performed on the site.
  • Check permits, weather conditions, roof safety equipment, signage, and proper PPE before workers begin work.
  • Confirm that roofers are trained in workplace safety and informed about communication protocols.
  • Assess the condition of accesses, walkways, and crash barriers.
  • Identify possible openings that could lead to slips and fatal falls.
  • Complete the inspection with an overall assessment and a recommendation on whether or not the roofers should continue their work.

  • It’s important to wear appropriate safety equipment such as a helmet and non-slip shoes when inspecting a roof. Use a sturdy ladder and avoid stepping on fragile areas. If the roof is too steep or high, it’s best to hire a professional.

    Regular roof inspections can prevent costly repairs and ensure the safety of those under the roof. By following a thorough roof inspection checklist for safety, homeowners and property managers can protect their investments and keep everyone safe.

    Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
    This site is registered on as a development site. Switch to a production site key to remove this banner.