The scary stats
Roofers have the fifth-highest work-related death rate in construction. About 50 roofers are killed on the job each year, most by falls (The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) study). Poor fall protection policy is responsible for most of the fatal falls. Unfortunately, many roofing crews still operate without using any fall protection whatsoever. A neglect of control and accountability is also a problem.
It’s time to act
“All roofing contractors should have a written fall protection program that specifies what type of fall protection is provided, provides adequate training for workers, and enforces fall protection programs,” the study emphasizes. Also we want to add the need of accurate and timely data and constant monitoring of compliance with all measures.
OSHA Training opportunities for roofing workers are huge. Almost 5 million workers have already been trained in jobsite hazard recognition and avoidance techniques. Also, the business of fall protection has exploded into a multi-trillion dollar industry of great demand nowadays. The market competition keeps equipment costs relatively low. This way, any (even the smallest) roofing company can afford high-quality protective equipment and outfit.
Roofing apps as a one more way to increase safety
What about work with data, control and reporting, modern mobile technology is the best solution. Roofing apps allow users to collect necessary data, process and share it right in the field. In-time and accurate data is the key to successful and safe work. Instant inspections keep every aspect under control, and special inspection roofing apps ensure convenient storage of all inspection results and reports, and constant access to them.
Roof Inspection app from Snappii
To make roofing operations easier and safer, Snappii has created Roof Inspection app. This app is designed for roofing industry professionals and any layman, and covers all major types of roof inspections. Roof Inspection app allows users to collect all required details in minutes, take and upload pictures, make notes, add digital signature and more. A unique and powerful feature of this app is the opportunity to generate complete PDF and Excel reports. They can be previewed and shared via email or other ways. The app users are able to use the address book and choose clients from it to instantly share any report with them. Roof Inspection app helps keep everything in order and under strict control.