ARE YOU READY FOR ROOFING SEASON?
The first few months of the year are busy for roofers, so it’s important to make sure the business is prepared for what is to come. There are many items that must be completed in order to have a successful season. We’ve narrowed it down to three key items—read on to make sure you’re prepared.
1. FOCUS ON SAFETY
Making sure the job site is safe for workers should be the highest priority on any roofer’s checklist, especially for the business owner—they should follow the guidelines put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or face hefty fines.
Additionally, fall prevention is a huge concern for this trade, so making sure the roof is clear of debris and all workers have safety equipment is important. The business owner should schedule monthly trainings for their crew to reinforce safety best practices and how to avoid an accident.
2. CHECK ALL EQUIPMENT
When is the last time the equipment was checked to make sure it’s working properly, or working at all? Making sure equipment—such as kettles and torches—are functioning will cut back on potential accidents, delays and lost productivity.
3. REVIEW CONSTRUCTION DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS
This item is important to remember because it affects the crew, when materials are ordered, and the construction schedule. Always be sure to review the details about each project to make sure the job will be staffed, material will be on site, and the project will begin on time.
Preparing for the busiest time of year can be overwhelming, but with proper planning, it can be done accurately. Keep these tips top of mind by printing out the checklist below.
What is most important for your business as you head into roofing season? Tell us in the comments below.