March – Roof Safety
March is National Ladder Safety Month
Presented by the American Ladder Institute
Ladders create hazardous situations when used improperly leading to injury or death for hundreds of people each year. In an effort to improve ladder safety, the American Ladder Institute started the National Ladder Safety Month.
Safe ladder use can be achieved at work and at home through increased training, resources and knowledge being shared through a national dialogue. Will you join in the conversation?
Safety at Great Lakes Roofing Corporation
All of our team members that work with, on, or around ladders receive safety training prior to their use of ladders. Even if a teammate says they’ve had ample experience with ladders, we still go through the basics of ladder safety.
Safety is important every day and at every appointment. Ladder placement and proper on-ground, high-vis warnings are critical elements of ladder safety.
A few basics we stand by:
- Your center of gravity should stay inside the rungs (never lean outside the ladder’s center of stability)
- The two top rungs are not for standing on
- Maintain three points of contact with the ladder at all times
- 4:1 rule determines a safe angle at which to lean a ladder
Safety at Work and Home
We strive to ensure all of our employees get to return home every night. Ladder Safety fits in line with all of our 4 Pillars: Safety, Quality, Customer Service and Employee Experience, and is good for everyone.
Have more questions about workplace safety? Call the professionals at Great Lakes Roofing Corporation at 800-871-5151. We’re here to create roofing solutions with you.