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Metal Roofing Safety Considerations

Always Follow All the Necessary Safety Precautions When Dealing With Metal Roofing and Siding

Metals Direct Safety Considerations

  • Metal parts become hot when exposed to direct sunlight. Wear protective gloves to prevent burns.
  • Wear protective work gloves and suitable clothing for protection and always take care when handling metal parts. Always wear safety goggles or glasses when cutting metal or driving/drilling screws.
  • Metal Roofing Panels and Trim have sharp edges. Always wear protective clothing and gloves.
  • Never use unsecured or partially installed panels as a working platform. Do not walk on panels until they are in place on the roof and all of the fasteners have been installed.
  • Metal roofing panels are slippery when wet, dusty, frosty, or oily. Do not attempt to walk on a metal roof under these conditions. Wearing soft-soled shoes will improve traction and minimize damage to the painted surface.
  • Always be aware of your position on the roof relative to your surroundings. Take note of the locations of roof openings, roof edges, equipment, co-workers, etc.
  • Always wear proper clothing and safety attire. Wear proper clothing when working with sheet metal in order to minimize the potential for cuts, abrasions and other injuries. Eye protection and gloves are a must when working with sheet metal products. Hearing protection should be used when power-cutting metal panels.
  • Use care when operating electrical and other power equipment. Observe all manufacturers’ safety recommendations.
  • Roof installation on windy days can be dangerous. Avoid working with sheet metal products on windy days.
  • Metal conducts electricity. Keep the structure and all components away from open electrical sources. Make sure that your building location is away from power lines, underground cables, and all sources of electrical power. Serious injury or even death may occur if contact is made with electrical current.
  • It is NOT recommended to move the structure once it has been installed, moving the structure once it’s installed could lead to collapse of the structure and may result in serious injury or death.
  • Always provide proper and adequate ventilation. Hazardous, poisonous or noxious substances should not be stored in any structure without proper ventilation.
  • Be careful of sharp edges! Wear protective work gloves and suitable clothing for protection and always take care when handling metal parts. Always wear safety goggles or glasses when cutting metal or driving/drilling screws.

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