Roof rails can not only help to keep your employees safe; they may also stop you from facing a costly compensation claim.
Slips, trips and falls are common reasons behind workplace injuries – and the compensation claims that follow – but when they happen at height, they can be particularly serious.
By fitting roof rails, you can prevent employees from plunging over the edge if they are caught by a gust of wind or step on a patch of ice while working on an exposed rooftop.
The winter of 2012 is far from over, with weather warnings of snow and ice already issued nationwide by the Met Office.
In the north-west, January drew to a close with yellow alerts of both snow and ice – either of which could make underfoot conditions treacherous, particularly on open rooftops.
With the right edge protection in the form of sturdy roof rails, and man anchors used as a further safeguard, you can keep your employees working when the weather is less than perfect, without putting them at risk.
Although it can be hard to predict the weather more than a day or two in advance, taking the right safety steps can make sure you are prepared, whatever the conditions turn out to be.