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HSE - Minor roof maintenance work: Protecting against falls.
What is it?
Minor roof maintenance work is a task which:
¦ can be completed in a matter of minutes, not hours;
¦ is infrequent;
¦ only needs one or two people;
¦ does not involve difficult work (eg heavy or awkward
¦ only involves a small area.
For example, replacing a couple of roof slates.
Working from roofs is specialised work and should only be done
by competent people, using a method of work specific to the job,
with appropriate supervision and monitoring. Other types of roof
work, which take longer, are larger in scale or more difficult need
to have higher standards of fall protection, eg suitable scaffolding