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How do We Assess Risk on Your Rooftop?


04 أغسطس 2022

Kee Safety Fall Protection Experts perform a critical analysis of the entire rooftop surface to identify the hazards where workers are exposed to the greatest risk. This ensures that the most dangerous areas are protected immediately with state-of-the-art fall protection systems and safety solutions compliant to stringent international standards.

 

The Risk Assessment Matrix (1)

We Assess Risk Based on 2 Factors: 


1

Severity of Injury: In fall protection assessment, the severity of a fall-related injury is always assumed to be life-threatening.

   

2

Likelihood: The greatest predictor for the likelihood of an accident occurring is to review the frequency of exposure to the hazard on the roof.

 

Risk = Severity X Likelihood 

We prioritise our Risk Assessment based on the critical danger and how frequently workers are exposed.

We Identify Danager Zones on Your Roof

Outlined below is our basic approach. Your roof must be reviewed with one of our Kee Safety professionals as each site is unique and your specific roof may require variable solutions.

1 Access Points

Access Points are the most frequented hazard on any rooftop. Workers are exposed to this risk twice - every time they enter and exit the roof to perform tasks. If a worker is required to access the roof 8 times per year, they are exposed to the access point hazard 16 times. All ladders and hatches should be secured with a self-closing gate and safety-compliant railing.

Access Points
2 Rootop Openings

Openings are the most often overlooked hazards, so they are extremely critical to protect. Skylights and rooflights are considered to be a hole in the rooftop and all rooftop openings should be a serious risk concern. Statistically, more people fall through skylights than over the open edge of a roof. As a worker is traversing the middle of the rooftop, they have a false sense of security. Operating far from the roof edge, carrying equipment, or focused on the job at hand, it is easy to misstep and fall through an unprotected skylight opening.

Rooftop Openings
3 Unprotected Edges

The edge of the roof is the most visible hazard, and typically the hazard most people want to protect first. Proximity to the roof edge is a significant factor in identifying the likelihood of an accident occurring. Most regulations require that any building where work is performed within 2m of an open roof edge, each worker must be protected from falling with a guardrail system or other approved safety system. Frequently, a worker’s purpose for accessing the roof is to service a piece of equipment. It is important to document if the equipment is too close to an unprotected edge.

Unprotected Edges
4 Obstacles

Understanding the path that workers take across the roof is necessary for a complete fall protection assessment. Obstacles on the roof force workers to unsafely climb over or step around the obstructions, often placing workers at risk by walking too close to the roof edge and slipping off.

Obstacles
Rooftop Railing

Discuss your needs with our specialists

On-Site Analysis:

Your rooftop assessment

Survey Evaluation Report:

Recognise the hazards

Professional Installation:

Regional network of certified integrators.

System Certification:

Ensure compliance

Follow-Up Inspection:

Exceed regulatory requirements

Standard and Extended Warranty:

Protect and maintain safety

Kee Safety's Rooftop Audit

What our fall protection experts look for when performing a rooftop safety audit and how to improve worker safety with solutions that exceed international safety standards.

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Rooftop Safety Whitepaper

Protecting Your Employees and Company Property

Falls from height are avoidable. Before any work is carried out on your roof, you must always carry out a through roof top risk assessment to identify the hazards and where workers are exposed to the greatest risk. 

Our Rooftop Safety Whitepaper explains what safety hazards could be on your roof and how to protect your workers from serious injury or a fatality, and how to protect your company from risk.

Download Rooftop Safety Whitepaper