Many others suffer serious permanent injuries.
Fragile roof examples.
22 of all fatal falls in the construction industry involve falls through a fragile surface.
According to hse a roof is or is likely to be fragile if.
There are metal sheets on a roof.
Fragile roofing materials include.
Of these 10 deaths have involved sheeted cladded type roofs while 2 occurred on other types of roofs.
All roofs should be considered fragile until they ve been deemed non fragile by a competent person.
It explains which surfaces present a particular risk and what you should do as a building owner or occupier.
7 of these fatalities occurred on agricultural buildings with most involving a simple fall through fragile roof material.
What is a fragile roof surface.
In particular the following are likely to be fragile.
Almost all of these fatalities arise from construction work in some form or another although not always on what might be regarded as a.
Old roof lights sometimes painted non reinforced fibre cement sheets.
Glass including wired glass wood wool slabs.
It s made of fibre cement sheets.
Unreinforced cement sheets including asbestos cement sheeting.
Falls through fragile roofs and fragile roof lights cause death and serious injury.
All roofs once fixed should be treated as fragile until a competent person has confirmed that they are non fragile.
This leaflet is for building owners and occupiers construction businesses and workers in the construction refurbishment and building maintenance sectors in short anyone working on fragile roofs or having work done.
Rooflights and perspex sheeting often difficult to identify due to weathering.
Liner sheets on built up roofs.
They account for almost a fifth of all the fatal accidents which result from a fall from height in the construction industry.