Removal of fragile roofing

How to eliminate or reduce the workplace health and safety risks of removing fragile roofing.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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PDF, 207.64 kB

Document length

4 pages

What it contains

Falling from a roof is an occupational health and safety (OHS) risk for workers who remove fragile roofing. This document advises employers of their duties to reduce these risks. It explains:

  • the OHS duties of employers to prevent workers from being injured
  • how to develop safe systems of work
  • how to prepare safe work method statements for high risk construction work
  • how to make decisions whether to work from above or below the roof
  • ways to safely use roof safety mesh

At the end of the document, there is a list of tasks associated with removing fragile roofing and their associated risks.