Company Name: Pinnacle Roof Services

What are the hazards Falling from height Who might be armed and how? Serious injury or even fatal injury could occur if a worker falls • What are you already doing? All equipment is provided and maintained to required legal and other standards Agree scaffolding requirements at contract stage Check with site manager that correct scaffold is provided and inspected Workers instructed not to interfere with or misuse scaffold Ladders in good condition Adequately secured and placed on firm surface Ladders must be placed at right angles to the work to avoid side loading The top step must not be used for working unless it has been specifically designed for this purpose. In all other cases the user's hips should be below the level of the top step. Over-reaching must be avoided Compliant with: Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and ACoP Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 Compliance with HSE Guidance Booklets - HS (G) 33: Safety in Roof work - HS (G) 150: Health and Safety in Construction Agree scaffold requirements at contract stage, including any load ratings Check with site manager that correct scaffold is provided and inspected Waste materials removed from scaffolding and placed in skip at regular intervals Safety helmets and

Date of risk assessment: 01-03-2008
What further action is necessary? • • Scaffold requirements agreed Speak regularly with site supervisor to arrange scaffold alterations and ensure weekly inspection is carried out Ladders must not be used adjacent to, or in vicinity of edges or voids where guardrails or other fall protection measures may be compromised All operatives must be trained in the safe use of ladders and specifically of the risks of falling as a result of inappropriate or misuse Action by whom MR* Action by when 01-0308 Done

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Collapse of Scaffold

All operatives on scaffold may incur crush injuries, or worse, if the scaffold collapses on top of them. Serious head, and other injuries to workers, others on site and members of the

Check scaffold to make sure scaffold is not overloaded with materials

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Falling objects. Hitting head or body, including

Monitor use of safety hats and protective foot wear

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protective foot wear (with steal toe caps & mid soles) supplied and worn at all times • Roofing materials to be transported and lifted onto scaffold in light loads. Check at tender/quote stage of any items weighing over 20kg and make arrangements Where possible hire a tile carrier to load up via machine Alternatively form a chain of workers to load up tiles Good housekeeping maintained at all times Waste including tile debris, battens etc disposed of in skip Safety foot wear provided and worn by all workers Safe route to workplace agreed with principal contractor based on construction phase health and safety plan Safety boots with steal toe caps and mid soles provided to all workers Waste disposed of in skips • Bundles of battens over 20KG should be split and carried up in smaller quantities All workers to be made aware not to carry any materials over 20kg MR 01-0308 01-03-08

Manual handling

All workers could suffer from back injury and long term pain if regularly lifting / carrying heavy objects

• • Slip and trips All workers may suffer sprains or fractures if they trip over waste, tiles debris, batten, boxes etc. Slips at height could result in a serious fall • • • •

Temporary storage locations to be agreed with site manager. Ensure that workers are wearing safety foot wear and safety helmets whenever on site

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Stepping on nails or sharp objects

All workers could suffer foot injuries

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Hazards to eyes cutting tiles, slates etc. Hazardou s substanc es mortar

Roofers could suffer eye injury through flying debris Direct skin contact with mortar could also cause roofer contact dermatitis and burns

Safety goggles (EN 166 • B Standard) worn when cutting materials

Explain the need to wear safety boots and disposal of waste in skips – repeat annually. Check that safety boots and helmet are worn and waste is disposed of properly regularly. Monitor use of goggles when using cutting machine

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• Dust from cutting Tiles Dust exposure from cutting tiles, brick work etc could cause •

Risk of dermatitis or cement burns and precautions explained to all workers Use cement or cement containing product within the use by date Direct skin contact to be avoided, CE marked PVC gloves used when handling mortar Good washing facilities on site, with hot and cold water, soap and basins large enough to wash forearms First aid kit including emergency eye wash Angle grinders should be used with a P3 respirator mask, preventing harmful

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Training on how to treat exposure to be given to all operatives Keep an eye out for anyone with early signs of dermatitis

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Monitor use of respirator and goggles when using cutter

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Noise from use of equipme nt e.g. angle grinder, drill etc Vibration from use of equipme nt suck as angle grinders Fire / Explosion s

Workers using cutters, angle grinders or working near others may suffer from hearing loss Exposure to vibration can lead to the development of ‘vibration white finger’ [VWF] All operatives in the vicinity could suffer from smoke inhalation or burns Good facilities help prevent dermatitis etc.

dust to be inhaled. Also wear safety goggles (EN 166 B Standard) worn when cutting materials preventing debris entering eyes Suitable ear defenders should be worn when working with or around loud machinery

Monitor areas where workers may come in contact with noisy work – then provide suitable ear defenders Advise workers to take regular breaks IF using for a lengthy period

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Protective gloves should be worn Use of any cutter is not common and when in practice is only for short periods Suitable fire extinguishers kept in site office Good housekeeping monitored Principal contractor must have facilities on site by the time roofers start, including: Flushing toilet, Hot and cold water, soap, towels and full size wash basins Canteen area with kettle etc. First aid equipment Site agent has appointed person for first aid

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Welfare / First Aid

Brief all workers on first day on emergency arrangements agreed with principal contractor Brief workers on facilities and keeping them clean

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Review Date: 01-03-2009
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*MR – Mark Rogers

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