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Roofing Risk Assessment Template


A roofing risk assessment is needed before work commences on any structure’s roof. That’s because working from heights carries with it a number of dangers conditions, such slipping hazards or weak or decaying material that could cause a worker to either fall off or fall through the roof. For this reason, every employee needs to be trained in how to use the safety equipment as well as how to handle toxic substances that could be present on the job site.


However, roof safety doesn’t only pertain to employees, but extends to the public as well. You have take percauitions to ensure passerby don’t walk below the construction taking place above, as they could be hit with falling debris. Use this free template today to ensure you’re doing your due diligence in keeping everyone on and around the construction site safe.


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Roofing Risk Assessment Template

Audit

General Hazards

Do you ensure that there are no tripping hazards to the general public presented from trailing cables/equipment by cordoning off and displaying signs?
Actions taken
Do you ensure that there is no-slip hazard presented from wet pathways/walkways to the general public by cordon and signage?
Actions taken
Do you ensure that the operators are wearing PPE?
Actions taken
Do you ensure there is no electrocution hazard from working near power sources?
Actions taken

Equipment

When choosing equipment, do you consider the duration and extent of work?
Actions taken
When choosing equipment, do you consider the height and conditions at which work has to be done?
Actions taken

Maintenance

Do you carry out a pre-use visual inspection - obvious defects in equipment?
Actions taken
Do you have regular documented management inspections that take into account the degree of use of equipment? In practice, six-monthly inspections are recommended
Actions taken
Do you have procedures in place for handling any defects found that would include repair or replacement?
Actions taken

Roof Work

Is there edge protection to stop people or materials from falling?
Actions taken
Have you identified fragile materials such as cement sheets and roof lights?
Actions taken
Have you taken precautions to stop people from falling through fragile materials when working on the roof, eg by providing barriers, covers, or working platforms?
Actions taken
Are people kept away from the area below the roof work? If this is not possible, have additional precautions been taken to stop debris from falling onto them?
Actions taken

Tools & Machinery

Are the right tools or machinery being used for the job, and are they all in good repair and operating correctly?
Actions taken
Are all operators trained and competent?
Actions taken

Hazardous Substances

Have you identified all harmful substances and materials, such as asbestos, lead, solvents, paints?
Actions taken
Do you ensure the chemicals/solvents that are used are safe for the operator and do not prevent a risk to the environment?
Actions taken
Do you ensure the cleaning chemicals that are used are safe for the operator?
Actions taken
Have you controlled exposure to hazardous substances by doing the work in a different way or removed the risk entirely?
Actions taken
Have you controlled exposure to hazardous substances by using a less hazardous material?
Actions taken
Do you ensure that the work area is well ventilated when mixing cement materials?
Actions taken
Do you provide suitable respiratory protection against dust?
Actions taken

Protecting the Public

Is the work fenced off from the public?
Actions taken
Are the public protected from falling material?
Actions taken
When work has stopped for the day, is the boundary secure and undamaged and all ladders removed?
Actions taken
When work has stopped for the day, are all plants immobilized to prevent unauthorized use?
Actions taken
When work has stopped for the day, are chemicals or dangerous substances locked away in secure storage places?
Actions taken

Hot Works

Hot Works Permit

Has a risk assessment been carried out?
Are operators trained in use of equipment?
Is the area clear of all combustible materials?
Will a firewatcher be necessary & provided?
Has the correct type of fire extinguishers been provided, and are they fully charged and inspected?
Are flashback arresters fitted to gas cylinders?
Any Additional Precautions?
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