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5 Essential Roof Work Safety Checklists

Roof work safety checklists are efficient tools used to identify hazards and implement controls before and while working on a roof. Regular roof safety checks should be performed on the conditions of the worksite, equipment used and training of relevant personnel. Learn here about how to identify common rooftop hazards and safety tips you can follow.

Browse this collection of 5 free digital roof safety checklists you can use on your construction site. These templates can be downloaded for free into the iAuditor mobile app which allows you to perform paperless inspections from your handheld device.

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1. Roofing Pre Start Safety Inspection

Use this template before commencing work on a roof. Begin with describing and capturing photos of the work to be performed and workers on site. Check permits, weather conditions, roof safety equipment, signage and proper PPE before employees start work. Confirm workers have undergone training and are informed about communication protocols. Assess the condition of access, walkways and guard rails. Identify potential openings which could cause slips and fatal falls. Finally conclude the inspection with an overall rating and recommendation if employees should proceed with work or not.

2. Roofing Harness Checklist

Use this template to guarantee that your roofing harness is in good condition before use. Begin by checking the identification and intended usage of the harness you are inspecting. Thoroughly inspect each part of the harness and its connections. Make sure to check the label of each to identify the type of harness, model, manufacturing details, limitations and warnings. Finish the inspection by providing an overall rating and condition of the roofing harness.

3. Roofing Safety Toolbox Talk

Toolbox Talks are intended to facilitate health and safety discussions. This toolbox talk template can be used before employees start working on roof. Record all the necessary details, instructions, communication protocols and tasks to be performed by your team. Discuss the hazards associated with work for the day and follow up on previous unresolved hazards. Have all participating employees sign off on the iAuditor app. Browse for other toolbox talk templates

4. PPE Checklist

Choosing the right roof safety equipment can lessen the possibility of falling, slipping and tripping when working on roofs. Use this template to select the appropriate PPE by identifying hazards that may get in contact with body parts. Begin with describing the hazard, then select the suitable PPE, check the quality of PPE and take photo evidence. End the inspection by providing a summary and recommendation of the PPE being used.

5. Working at Height Risk Assessment

This working at height risk assessment template can be used to identify and prioritize high risk activities to be controlled. Capture details of the worksite, and use the risk matrix reference to identify the likelihood and consequence of hazards. Take as much photo evidence as possible and save all your reports automatically in the cloud for easy retrieval from your desktop.


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Follow these 5 steps to start performing mobile inspections

  1. Create a free iAuditor account to get started
  2. Download a template above and modify it for your workplace or browse other checklist topics
  3. Install the iAuditor app on your mobile or tablet and perform an inspection
  4. Take photos, create actions and generate reports on your device
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