Working on a roof can be very dangerous. Planning a safe approach to a job can help identify the hazards associated with any work on a roof. Many people have been seriously injured by material falling or thrown from roofs. Falls account for more deaths and serious injuries in construction than anything else.
There are many different working platforms for roof access, fixed on floor or anchored to the roof, with fences and automated slides to cover distance between trains and their platforms to ensure safe working activities. To ensure that workers do not fall, working platforms surround the workers with railing.
Investigations on falls while working at height shows that:
• Most falls are from ladders and roofs
• More than 50% of falls are from less than three metres
• The cost of these falls is $24 million a year