Removal of fragile roofing

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


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