Railings, safety nets and scaffolding can prevent employees from falling from or through roofs. There are stricter requirements for safety in the event of serious risk.
There is a high risk of serious injury when carrying out roof work. Falling from roofs is the cause of most serious accidents on construction sites. Therefore, when inspecting roof work, the Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) has special focus on the risk of falling. We also focus on other risk areas such as work with asbestos and heavy lifting.
Accidents often occur because a ladder slips and falls or because a ladder is used for work to which it is not suited. Learn more about the correct use and placement of ladders.
The employer is responsible for providing the necessary protective equipment and for ensuring that employees use the equipment. Personal protective equipment must be suitable for the work being performed.
Links to selected chapters on roof work, fall protection and ergonomics in the 'Manual - Building and construction working environment'. The manual is published by 'BFA Bygge & Anlæg'.
Safety can be increased by good planning, using railings or equipment designed to prevent falls, etc. The installation of some types of scaffolding requires special qualifications.
Older building components may contain asbestos, which is a carcinogenic risk. Learn more about employer obligations and how to protect yourselves.
Workplace safety is the responsibility of both employers and employees. Read more about employer obligations and what you need to do yourselves.