What Health and Safety Training Do Roofers Have?

It goes without saying that roofing is a potentially dangerous job. That’s why roofers need to be equipped with the right health and safety training, to protect themselves, their clients and the general public.

Read on as we discuss the health and safety training all roofers should have.

Safety first

Did you know that around one in five deaths occurring at construction sites are associated with roofing works? While relatively infrequent, the possibility of accident, injury and even fatality is always present, which is why we place such an emphasis on the health and safety of all of our staff members, the clients they serve and the public at large. We pride ourselves on quality, customer service and safety on each job we undertake.

For that reason, each member of our team undergoes a thorough induction and training process to ensure they are well acquainted with all of their legal obligations and with the safety protocols we follow. Whether working on domestic roofs or commercial roofs – or simply performing routine maintenance on our own premises – we always ensure we prioritise safety above all else to deliver impeccable results efficiently and safely.

The paper to prove it

When it comes to health and safety, someone’s word is never enough. All of the roofers employed by DPR Roofing have received the qualifications and certifications which guarantee their knowledge of the latest health and safety standards. This means that we are compliant with all of our legal obligations and follow the most up-to-date guidance on how to conduct ourselves responsibly, respectfully and safely while on the job, giving you complete peace of mind.

Among others, DPR Roofing has achieved accreditation from CHAS, SafeContractor, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), Constructionline, the Federation of Small Businesses Construction (FSB Construction), the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and TrustMark. With such a laundry list of organisations endorsing our work, it’s not difficult to see why DPR Roofing has established itself as one of the leading roofing specialists in Pontefract and beyond.

The tools for the trade

As well as ensuring that each of our team members is trained to undertake all roofing jobs safely and responsibly, we also equip them with the machinery and vehicles necessary to perform their duties to the best of their abilities. For starters, our large fleet of vans and trailers are fully insured against any eventuality, while our in-house mechanics regularly check, service and maintain them in accordance with our health and safety policy and official transport regulations.

Meanwhile, we also have a powered access booms (otherwise known as cherry pickers) at our disposal. This nifty machine has a slimline base unit which allows it to navigate into tight spaces and gives our engineers the ability to reach hard-to-access and high-up roofing areas. For that reason, it’s an indispensable tool on many of our commercial and domestic roofing projects and we take the time to ensure that the access platform is tested regularly to guarantee it is always in perfect working order.

Don’t cut corners with health and safety

From the right tools and equipment to the all-important training and certifications, DPR Roofing provides roofing services you can trust across Pontefract. If you would like to find out more or arrange a quote, simply call us on 01977 220016 or email [email protected].