photo by Dieter Mylius
photo by Dieter Mylius

Protecting yourself is top priority when working at a height. Use this simple checklist before doing any work on your roof- it's better to be safe than sorry!

Your checklist

✓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.

Follow Us

Store Locator

Most Viewed

Dulux Colour Consultant

Competitions

Better Homes and Gardens Competition Winners 2015

Better Homes and Gardens Competition Winners 2015

Special Offers