✓Pick the day. A roof is no place to be when it’s wet or it may rain.
✓Hire a professional to do the job if the roof is steep (over 35 degrees).
✓Don’t work alone. You need someone to steady the ladder and, if you do slip, help you down or call for assistance.
✓Make sure the ladder is sound. If it can’t stand on firm, level ground, support the legs on sturdy wide chocks.
✓Wear non-slip closed footwear – bare feet or thongs are not suitable. Soft-sole tennis shoes are a good choice.
✓Don’t step on old, very brittle terracotta tiles, as you may end up causing more damage.
✓If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, climb down. It’s better to hire a professional used to working at heights.