Safety first – this saying applies to practically every action you take. This applies to the work the professional roofing company you hired undertakes. Replacing a roof or even conducting minor repairs on it is no joke. We’re talking about an entire structure of your house that shields the inside from all the elements around. The process is lengthy and complex even for an expert and it puts a risk on safety.
Ensuring that your roofing specialists knows how to engage in safe work and maintains a certain standard of safety is imperative. If that’s not done, it could be a major setback for you as well as the company you are working with.
What can be done about ensuring safety?
As a homeowner, your main job is to conduct adequate research and to prod on all the right questions. Take your sweet time in asking your prospective company about their workplace insurance, their liability insurance and their safety and insurance board certification. Go one step further and ask your roofing contractor if they have a documented or written form of their safety and health policy. A good company will likely to have a small booklet on this matter because, again, safety when it comes to roofing matters is not something to be taken lightly.
What happens if you don’t ensure your selected company plays it safe?
The obvious answer to this is that your roofer could get hurt. Many similar incidents in the past have occurred where an untrained individual fell from a great height because they did not have the right safety equipment or followed the safety protocol.
But how is this bad for the homeowner aka you? If your roofing contractor is not insured and lacks all the important documents aforementioned, it could get you in trouble. The company could sue you and you could be charged to pay the roofer’s medical pays – which, by the way, are not cheap.
Save yourself from this sticky situation by ensuring the company you plan to hire for your roofing job understands the importance of safety, follows the protocol, and has all the important documents to back their claim.