We had to apply to attend this safety event, since it was an awards breakfast. A panel of judges had to decide which roofing contractors had safety programs worthy of The Builders’ Association’s standards. So how did we make the cut? We submitted an application packet that first detailed our 100-year history, the range of industries we work with, and our roof technicians’ qualifications and workmanship. Then we described our safety program in detail.
What does our safety program include? It includes having all new hires take OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 courses so they understand the basics of roof safety. We also have all our foreman and lead men complete First Aid and CPR classes so they can respond to any relevant medical problems that occur onsite during a project. Additionally, we have our project managers fill out safety inspection reports so we have documentation of how our safety practices are applied onsite. Finally, we have daily and monthly safety meetings where we discuss safety topics with our employees and let them know when they’ve adhered to our safety practices during their current projects. Overall, our safety program keeps our employees aware of roof safety’s importance at all times.